A man has been jailed for three years and three months for stabbing another man in Yeovil.
Kier Tong, 29, stabbed Darren Hopkins, also 29, four times in the stomach and back with a chef's knife, in August last year.
Mr Hopkins was left with permanent injuries and will have to take medication for the rest of his life.
Tong was found not guilty of GBH with intent, but convicted of GBH, which he admitted at Taunton Crown Court. Tong had admitted the offence at the scene, and the knife was found in his room.
“The consultant who operated on Darren said three of the stab injuries could have proved fatal.
There was an ongoing dispute between Kier Tong and the victim which culminated in this extremely violent incident ... He’s proven himself to be a violent man who was willing to use a lethal weapon despite the obvious potential consequences.
Police are warning that metal stolen from a factory in Yeovil could pose a health risk to the public. They say a large quantity of cadmium was taken from South West Metal Finishing in Limber Road on Monday night.
The cadmium anode balls were removed from chemical trays. Anyone who comes into contact with them is advised not to touch them and should seek medical attention should they have done so.
Cadmium is carcinogenic. Low-level exposure can result in flu-like symptoms, but more extensive contact can cause lung and kidney disease. Detectives are hunting two suspects who were captured on CCTV around the time of the theft.
A husband and wife from Yeovil have been jailed after keeping 42 animals in "grotesque conditions" in their home.Read the full story ›
A man has suffered minor burns to his face and neck after a cleaning product made his van explode.
Yesterday in Yeovil the man was using an aerosol spray to clean the dashboard, he then turned the engine on, causing a reaction and explosion due to the cleaning product vapours.
The Yeovil Fire Crew initially treated the man at the scene. He was then taken to hospital and left later in the afternoon.
Four pupils at a primary school in Yeovil are being treated for symptoms of scarlet fever.
It follows a 20% rise in cases of the contagious disease in some parts of the region.
Birchfield Community Primary remains open as normal.
Yeovil's Acting Manager Terry Skiverton has spoken of his shock and disappointment at Gary Johnson's sacking.Read the full story ›
There were reports today of a bomb scare at a block of flats in Yeovil.
A bomb disposal team and forensic investigators were called to flats on Newton Road in Yeovil
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "We required specialist support in relation to a substance found at an address in Newton Road, but it does not pose an immediate danger to the public."
Gary Johnson sits down with ITV West Country and talks openly about his departure from Yeovil Town.
Watch the full interview here:
The search has begun for a new Yeovil town manager, after Gary Johnson was sacked yesterday. The Glovers are currently bottom of League One, four points from safety. Assistant Manager Terry Skiverton is in charge for the time being.
It has been confirmed that Yeovil Town have sacked Gary Johnson as manager of the club.
Chairman John fry says it was the hardest decision he's ever made at the club:
The decision to relieve Gary of his management duties is the hardest I have been involved in during my 23 years at Huish Park. I cannot speak too highly of the man who in the past brought so much success to our club. We part company on good terms and I would like personally to wish him well for the future.