Hartcliffe man found guilty of attempting to murder former partner

Liam Davis stabbed his former partner nine times with four different knives

A Bristol man accused of attacking his former partner nine times with four different knives has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Liam Davis, 26, of Hartcliffe repeatedly stabbed his former partner, Jodie, at an address in the Southmead area of Bristol in April.

Davis admitted GBH and denied attempted murder at a trial at Bristol Crown Court but was today found guilty by a jury.

He was remanded in custody pending a sentencing hearing which will be held on a future date.

The jury was told Davis slapped Jodie and pulled her hair following an argument before stabbing her with kitchen knives.

Neighbours heard the incident take place and shortly afterwards found Jodie collapsed outside on the pavement where they provided first aid until the emergency services arrived.

The court heard after attacking Jodie, Davis drove to a relative’s address where he told them he thought he had killed her.

Liam Davis has been found guilty of attempted murder

Shortly afterwards he turned up at Broadbury Road Police Station in south Bristol where he was then arrested.

Investigating officer David Nicholls said: “During the trial, Davis claimed he’d been depressed and reacted to Jodie pulling at his top during an argument.

“He admitted trying to cause her harm but denied trying to kill her.“It was clear from the fact he used four knives and directed his attacks at both her chest and throat that he wasn’t simply trying to cause her injury.

“Thankfully, Jodie has made a full physical recovery. Knowing the offender was a former partner, someone who she once had a relationship with, is however something more difficult to come to terms with.

“She has shown tremendous bravery in standing up in court and giving evidence against Davis and I hope his conviction provides her with some form of closure.”