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Attempted murderer found sofa surfing in Tipton after being wanted by police

By Dayna Farrington | Tipton | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

An attempted murderer who was handed a life sentence for a knife attack was found by police sofa surfing more than a year after he was let out on licence.

The man was found sofa surfing in Tipton. Photo: Tipton Town Police @TiptonWMP

West Midlands Police said the 59-year-old, who has not been named, was arrested in Tipton on Friday.

It followed a tip-off from a member of the public.

The man had been convicted of attempted murder after a domestic knife attack, but was let out on licence more than 12 months ago.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "A 59-year-old man was arrested from an address in Tipton on Friday on a recall to prison.

"The man had been released from prison on licence having been handed a life sentence for attempted murder following a domestic knife attack.

"Tipton Neighbourhood PC Ben Clay received information suggesting the man was sofa surfing at an address in the town.

"He visited the address at 10.30am this morning where he was detained and taken into police custody."

Tipton Town Police said on Twitter: "Male arrested this morning, for lifetime recall to prison. Male wanted for over 12 months."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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