'Dangerous individual' jailed for more than 13 years for manslaughter after man stabbed in Wellington

A man has been jailed for 13 and a half years for manslaughter after the stabbing of another man in Wellington.

Dean Richards was found guilty of the manslaughter of George Loveridge
Dean Richards was found guilty of the manslaughter of George Loveridge

Dean Richards, 29, from Telford, but of no fixed address, was found guilty of the manslaughter of George Loveridge – who was found by paramedics with stab wounds – at Stafford Crown Court.

The incident took place in Wellington, on July 4 last year.

Richards was convicted after a 10-day trial.

The court heard that an ambulance was called to Mr Loveridge's address in Charlton Street on Saturday, July 4, 2020, but that he died at the scene as a result of stab wounds.

Police at the scene in Wellington

Richards was arrested in connection with his death later that same day.

Detective Inspector Lee Holehouse said: “I hope that the outcome today will provide some closure to Mr Loveridge’s loved ones and our thoughts remain with them on what will understandably be an challenging day.

“Officers work diligently to ensure those who cause harm are put before the courts and we respect the verdict given.

Police at the scene in Wellington

"I’m pleased this case has resulted in a significant sentence that will see a dangerous individual in prison for some time.”

Following Mr Loveridge's death, his family paid tribute - calling him a 'a loving son, brother, uncle and friend'.

"He will be sadly missed because he made an impact on everybody’s lives. There will only ever be one Longy," said their statement.

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