Man jailed for the attempted murder of his partner

|News, Violent crime

A 29-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his partner, has today been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment at Stafford Crown Court.

On 19 February 2018 neighbours became concerned after they heard Timothy Philpott and the victim arguing which were then followed by her screaming.

The neighbours attended the house in Cannock and began to bang on the door which resulted in the defendant jumping out of the bedroom window and making his escape.

The emergency services were called and they found the victim in the bedroom – she had been stabbed by Philpott a number of times as well as punched and kicked.

The defendant was arrested a short time later nearby. He was charged with and pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

Lesley Milner from the CPS said: "Timothy Philpott launched an unprovoked and brutal attack on his partner which resulted in the blade of the knife breaking and imbedding itself in the victim’s chest.

“It was only due to actions of a concerned neighbour which prevented the defendant continuing with the attack.

“We would like to take this opportunity of reminding those individuals who are living in a violent relationship not to suffer in silence. There are support groups out there who can help you, advise you and provide you and your family with the assistance which you need.” 

Notes to editors

  • Lesley Milner is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with CPS West Midlands
  • Timothy Philpott (17.01.1989) was charged and pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder

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