An 80-year-old man has been sentenced to more than thirteen years behind bars for the attempted murder of a member of staff at his care home.
Pensioner, Fred Butcher, was armed with a cleaver and a knife when he repeatedly stabbed the woman at the residential care home on Marsham Street in Maidstone on 26th January. His victim was left with a number of serious stab wounds to her head and body.
The unprovoked attack was only ended when a visitor to the care home saw the attack and stepped in to pull Butcher away from his victim, and then sat on Butcher to restrain him while the police were called.
When the police arrived, Butcher told the officers that he had meant to kill the person he had attacked, but hadn't managed it. Butcher was charged with attempted murder at Maidstone Crown Court, and pleaded guilty. He has been sentenced to 13 years and three months in prison.