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Man Bound, Gagged And Beat Family In Sennen

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:09am 9th January 2015

A man has been jailed for fourteen years after attacking a mum and her three young children in Sennen.

Steven Challands used a knife and metal bar - before tying them up and gagging them.

Truro Crown Court heard the family was subjected to "unimaginable terror" during the five hour attack back in May.

The ex-lorry driver from Rotherham plotted for months in advance before beating the woman, stabbing her in the neck and tying them up with cable ties.

All three of the children were under ten at the time.

Their ordeal only ended when the mum managed to escape and raise the alarm at a nearby house, around 6am.

His lawyer argued that Challands had suffered anxiety and depression and had been drinking on the night of the attack.

The 34 year old admitted assault, kidnap, grievous and actual bodily harm and the judge told him he was as "very dangerous man."

You can read more about the case here.

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