A man who murdered his neighbour has been jailed for at least 38 years.

Can Arslan, 52, was sentenced to life imprisonment after stabbing Matthew Boorman at least 27 times on his front lawn before attempting to murder another neighbour.

Following the sentence hearing, detective inspector Ben Lavender said: "Arslan continues to not show a single shred of remorse for his barbaric actions and he deserves to spend a significant amount of time behind bars.

"I hope that knowing the person who committed such a savagely cruel act will be in prison for a very long time will bring some sense of comfort to all those impacted.”

Kate Brunner QC told jurors how on October 5 last year Arslan ambushed and attacked Mr Boorman, 43, as he returned to his home on Snowdonia Road in Walton Cardiff, near Tewkesbury.

Mr Boorman's wife, Sarah, tried to save her husband and repeatedly attempted to pull Arslan off him, while screaming for help. She was stabbed in the thigh during the incident.

Arslan then forced entry to the rear garden of Peter Marsden, who lived a short distance away.

He gained entry to the home and stabbed Mr Marsden eight times.

An off-duty police officer, sergeant Steve Wilkinson, had pursued Arslan and hit him with a piece of wood when Mr Marsden was able to push him out of his home.

CCTV footage showed several nearby neighbours congregate in the street to try and stop Arslan from hurting anyone else.

Another off-duty officer, PC Josh Norris, had collected two golf clubs and the group of around six or seven men then surrounded Arslan as he walked in the street.

Police arrived and Arslan was red-dotted with a Taser; he then dropped the knife, and was arrested and taken into custody.

Arslan was found guilty of murder on April 5 and on Thursday, June 9, at Bristol Crown Court judge Mrs Justice Cutts sentenced Arslan to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 38 years for the murder of Mr Boorman.

Arslan also received concurrent sentences of 20 years for the attempted murder of Mr Marsden, six years for wounding Mrs Boorman and 16 months for affray.

Following the incident Gloucestershire Constabulary made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and it is currently investigating police actions.

Meanwhile, senior representatives from local agencies have commissioned an independent, non-statutory partnership review to look at how both public and private sector organisations worked to address the concerns of Arslan's neighbours.

Assistant Chief Constable Craig Holden said: "My thoughts remain with Matthew's family and friends, Peter Marsden and his family, and all those in the community who continue to suffer in light of Arslan's actions.

"The Constabulary will act on any findings from the reviews that are taking place to ensure we are doing everything possible to keep people safe from harm."