A KNIFE attacker has been jailed indefinitely after a “senseless, remorseless, repeated stabbing”.

Andrew Puddephatt left 40-year-old Stephen Morgan with multiple wounds and life-threatening injuries in Gibbs Crescent, off Mill Street, West Oxford, last September.

He was convicted by jurors of attempted murder last month.

At Oxford Crown Court yesterday, the 27-year-old attacker was assessed as “dangerous” by Judge Patrick Eccles and given an indeterminate jail term, with a minimum of seven-and-a-half years before he can be considered for parole.

The court heard the father-of-one, from Preachers Lane, Oxford, has commited 65 previous offences and was jailed for 32 months in 2004 for causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

In 2007 he was convicted of two common assaults after attacking his pregnant girlfriend and her friend, and later that year he dragged a woman into an alleyway in a robbery.

Hugh Williams, defending, said his client was put in foster care at six and still struggled to read.

He said Puddephatt had stopped using Class A drugs and had stopped drinking alcohol while in custody.

He said the attack “arose from a drunken eruption into violence” and that he regretted the incident.

Puddephatt was also sentenced for perverting the course of justice, a charge he admitted after making a false assault claim in March 2010.

Judge Eccles said: “You inflicting multiple stab wound upon (Stephen Morgan) with a knife.

“His intestines were exposed, he suffered a massive loss of blood, serious internal injuries and his life was saved only by the expertise of the paramedics and the surgeons.

“Mr Morgan had done nothing in my judgement to provoke any violence to him, let alone the senseless, remorseless, repeated stabbing.”