Jordan Anderson, aged 30, has been convicted of attempted murder after stabbing his ex-girlfriend fifteen times.

He has been sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 13 years and 7 months’ imprisonment.

On 12th March 2019, Anderson approached a 24-year-old woman who was known to him, outside the Co-Op supermarket in London Road, Headington, Oxford.

He asked to speak to her in her car and when she refused, he pulled a small kitchen knife from his pocket and stabbed her 15 times in her shoulder, neck and head.

One stab wound penetrated her back and entered her spinal column. He then fled the scene leaving her bleeding on the floor. The incident happened in front of a number of members of the public, including a number of primary school children.

Several members of the public came to her aid and provided first aid until emergency services arrived at the scene.

I would like to say thank you to the victim in this case and the witnesses involved for their support to the police and the criminal justice process. Anderson’s actions could easily have killed his victim, and it is only perhaps through luck that this did not become a murder investigation. I would also like to praise the quick action and assistance of the members of the public who rushed to aid the victim, and I know that she would like to thank these individuals as well. They could not have done more. Anderson is a dangerous and violent man and I am pleased that he has received a significant custodial sentence.”

Detective Sergeant Sarah Berry