St Leonards man jailed for 27 years after triple stabbing

A man who was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and affray was sentenced to 27 years imprisonment on Tuesday (June 20).

Friday, 23rd June 2017, 4:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:25 am
Police at the scene. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150812-100439001

Keiran Keyte, 35, formerly of Michelson Close, St Leonards, was arrested and charged on December 7, 2015 after three men were stabbed in Church Road, St Leonards, that afternoon.

A 46-year-old man from St Leonards, was flown to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, with life-threatening injuries.

A 57-year-old man, also from St Leonards, was taken by ambulance to the same hospital with stab wounds.

A 22-year-old man from Bexhill, who was originally arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, was later established as an alleged victim and de-arrested by police.

Keyte pleaded not guilty but was convicted on May 17 last year following a trial at Lewes Crown Court.

He was given an interim hospital order until he appeared for sentencing at the same court.

As part of his sentencing, Keyte will be under a hospital order in a mental health unit and when determined fit to be released, the remainder of his sentence will be served in prison.

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