MK Man Who Stabbed Friend Faces 19 Yrs In Prison

4 October 2018, 12:17 | Updated: 4 October 2018, 12:18

Peter Hughes

Peter Hughes, who's 59 and from North Tenth Street, has never revealed why he attacked his friend of 20 years - one night in Broadlands in April.

A man from Milton Keynes, who stabbed his friend 17 times in an unprovoked attack, faces nearly two decades behind bars. 
 
Peter Hughes, who is 59-year-old and from North Tenth Street, has never revealed why he attacked his friend of 20 years in Broadlands on Wednesday 25 April this year.
 
The 71-year-old victim sustained a punctured lung and was treated at Milton Keynes General Hospital and later the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Mandy Banfield of Force CID based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “This was a cowardly and unprovoked attack on a 71-year-old man, who Peter Hughes was friends with and had known for more than two decades.

“Hughes has never revealed why he attacked the victim on Wednesday 25 April this year. He has also never asked after the victim’s welfare or shown any remorse.

“Had the victim not had his phone close to hand which enabled him to call the emergency services following the attack it is likely he would have died.

“Thames Valley Police officers attended the scene and gave lifesaving first aid to the victim, who was then taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital and later the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he underwent surgery.

“The victim is now out of hospital and despite some slight complications his injures are healing well.

“I would like to thank the victim for his bravery during this horrendous period in his life, I hope he feels some sense of justice that Hughes has now been convicted and sentenced.

“Finally, I would like to thank all police officers and partners who helped the victim and worked on this investigation.”