Sheffield man sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempted murder

A Sheffield man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for two separate attacks.

Albert Edward Needham, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder and one of grievous bodily harm at Sheffield Crown Court on 9 March 2018.

Needham stabbed a 47-year-old man in the neck and hands on 26 November 2017.

Two days later on 28 November, he then strangled and beat a 43-year-old man until he was unconscious.

These attacks occurred in the Erskine Crescent area of Sheffield.

Detective Constable Kayleigh Brown, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “These attacks were ferocious and completely unprovoked, leaving two men with significant and initially life-threatening injuries.”

The two men are recovering from their injuries.