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Michael Dawson, 35, jailed for eight years for stabbing two women in Felixstowe



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A man has been jailed for eight years after stabbing two women in Felixstowe.

Michael Dawson, 35, of Mill Lane in Felixstowe, was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday after being found guilty on two charges of grievous bodily harm in court on Thursday.

He had pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of wounding during the three-day trial.

Michael Dawson has been jailed for eight years after a double stabbing in Felixstowe. Picture: Suffolk Police
Michael Dawson has been jailed for eight years after a double stabbing in Felixstowe. Picture: Suffolk Police

Police were called to a property in Mill Lane just after 2am on Wednesday, January 1 after reports that two women, who were known to Dawson, had been stabbed in the property.

A 34-year-old woman sustained a serious knife wound to her stomach, while a 45-year-old woman was stabbed in the neck.

Dawson was arrested that morning and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he was charged.

Investigating Officer DC Chloe Booty said: "This was an horrific attack that could have ended so much more seriously for the victims.

"The sentence given by the judge of eight years each for the two offences will run concurrently and gives Dawson plenty of time to reflect his horrific actions.”

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