Geoffrey Franklin survives knife attack in Plymouth car park

Warning: Violent scenes

A 64-year-old man was left unconscious with his intestines spilling out into the street after an unprovoked attack from a stranger with a carving knife.

Geoffrey Franklin was walking to a friend’s house when he was repeatedly stabbed in the abdomen by James Atkinson.

Mr Atkinson, 40, was told by the judge at Plymouth Crown Court, after being sentenced for 14 years, that he would not be released while he still posed a threat to the public.

Mr Franklin was lucky to leave hospital only two weeks after having surgery to remove part of his small intestine.

Elderly man survives crazed carving knife attack in car park
In Mr Atkinson’s defence, he was claimed to suffer from a personality disorder (Picture: SWNS)

15 May 2014 | 3:41 pm – Source:

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