John Webster sentenced to 18 years for attempted murder of ex-partner


John Webster, 44, was sentenced today for the attempted murder of his ex-partner on 30 March 2013 in Plumstead. He received 18 years imprisonment at Woolwich Crown Court.

Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, Helen Draycott said: "This was a prolonged and extremely violent attack on a defenceless woman. John Webster attacked the victim with both a knife and at least one shard of glass.

"Webster attacked his ex-partner outside her friend's address in March 2013. A neighbour intervened and Webster then appeared to walk away.  However this was not the end of the ordeal and shortly after he returned to the house, kicked in the front door and continued his attack on the victim.

"This was an appalling case of domestic violence and I would like to thank the victim and witnesses in this case who recounted the horrific details of this attack in court. Their bravery in giving evidence has helped bring Webster to justice.

"At CPS London we will continue to work closely with our police partners to tackle domestic violence and support victims and witnesses to ensure they feel confident in reporting abuse and giving evidence in court."