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Man Jailed For Bradford Stabbing

Wayne McNally

“He is clearly a very dangerous man and the public should feel safer with him being back behind bars.”

A former convict, who fled Ireland following his release from prison for shooting a nightclub doorman, is back behind bars.

Wayne McNally, 34, was given a life sentence at Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday after he was found guilty of two counts of wounding with intent and a further count of assault following a recent trial.

McNally was arrested at Manchester Airport last December, hours after a man and woman were found with stab wounds at an address in Holmewood.  Both had suffered serious injuries – with the man’s injuries deemed to be life-threatening at the time.

Following his arrest, he was charged with further offences and remanded in custody.

Dublin-born McNally was released from prison last year after serving part of a 13-year sentence for shooting a nightclub bouncer.

His Honour Judge Neil Davey QC ordered McNally to serve a minimum of ten years before he can be considered for release.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Sergeant Tom Levitt, of Bradford District CID, said: “McNally inflicted serious injuries on his victims and then attempted to return to Ireland to try and evade capture.

“I would like to thank them for assisting our investigation and hope today’s outcome will give them some closure.  

“He is clearly a very dangerous man and the public should feel safer with him being back behind bars.”

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