A man has received a 21-year sentence with a minimum jail term of 16 years following a road rage incident which left a man with life-changing injuries.

Flynn Prevost, 60, of Thornbrook, Thornwood, guilty of attempted murder on March 28 following a nine-day trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.

The court heard that on Saturday, September 22, 2018, Prevost launched into what became a violent attack on Epping New Road.

The 37-year-old victim was stabbed with a knife a total of 15 times before Prevost getting back into his car and driving off.

The victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in the head, neck, back and face.

Prevost was sentenced on Wednesday 17 April, sentenced to 16 years in prison plus five years extension on license.

Investigating Officer DC Stephen Baker said: "This was a brutal attack on a man whose life has significantly changed as a result of a stranger's shocking actions.

"Flynn Prevost is a violent individual whose unwarranted, excessive and disproportionate attack left the victim fearing for his life simply because Prevost took umbrage to the victim sounding his car horn in response to his dangerous and aggressive driving.

"Whilst this can't change the mental or physical trauma the victim has to endure every day following the attack, I hope this sentence brings some sense of justice to him with the knowledge that this violent individual has been jailed for his appalling actions."