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A MAN who attacked his estranged wife with a Stanley knife has been jailed for 12 years.
42-year-old David Egan waited for his 40-year-old victim outside a house in Boothroyden,
The woman’s young children witnessed the attack and one of them even tried to intervene to save his mother from harm.
Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Sergeant Jane Atkinson, Blackpool Police, said: "This was an unprovoked and vicious attack, witnessed by several young children who were left traumatised by what they saw. Egan was unable to control his anger about his domestic situation and he targeted that rage at his estranged wife. Officers attending the address were shocked at the scene they were faced with and the victim is incredibly lucky not to have lost her life.
"Violence is never the answer and acting in anger has led to Egan being placed behind bars. This is a lot safer for his victims and the community. We are committed to ensuring that violent offenders go to prison and that their victims receive the help and support they need to obtain justice and move forward from the trauma they have suffered.”