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Two men handed life sentences for homeless man's murder

Photo: ITV West Country

Two men have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a homeless man in St Austell.

Steve Bull died from multiple knife wounds in January this year.

His body was found at a children's play park by a dog walker.

Mr Bull's body was discovered in a children's park in the early morning. Credit: ITV West Country

Daniel Altass has been handed a life sentence of 27 years, minus 196 days in custody. That is the minimum he will serve.

Joshua Buscombe has received a life sentence of 19 years, minus 196 days in custody.

Daniel Altass. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police
Joshua Buscombe. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Jordan Bishop has been given 8 years for manslaughter, 4 of which will be served in custody.

He will be released automatically after 4 years but the sentence remains and he will return to prison if he commits another offence.

Mr Bull's body was found near the East Hill area of St Austell. Credit: ITV West Country
Jordan Bishop. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

All three men sentenced today were residents of St Austell's Cosgarne Hall hostel. Mr Bull was also staying at the hostel.

The three defendants were arrested shortly after Mr Bull's body was found.

More to follow.