Footballer tried to murder ex-lover with nine-inch cheese knife after refusing to accept break-up

A footballer carried out a horrific murder bid on his ex-lover after refusing to accept their break-up.

Richard Finnis pounced on Helen Gallacher, 30, at her flat in Inverness in February this year.

Helen had just come out the shower when she saw Finnis' shadow through the curtains of her patio door.

The 31-year-old repeatedly stabbed the terrified mum with a two-pronged cheese knife.

A blood soaked Helen eventually managed to escape and frantically banged on...
source: Daily Record

2019-06-27 07:08
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