Dad jailed for knifing man to death in Sheffield

Orrett Duncan, of Harborough Close in Manor, Sheffield, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the manslaughter of Sheffield man Calvin Clarke.
Orrett Duncan, of Harborough Close in Manor, Sheffield, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the manslaughter of Sheffield man Calvin Clarke.
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A dad-of-four who ‘lost control’ and fatally stabbed his love rival in Sheffield city centre after buying a knife from Wilkinson’s has been jailed for 12 years.

Orrett Duncan, aged 40, attacked Calvin Clarke in broad daylight in an ‘ongoing dispute’ over a woman.

Sheffield Crown Court heard Duncan, of Harborough Close, Manor, was with two of his children when he spotted Clarke in Haymarket last September 27.

A week earlier Clarke had threatened him with a knife.

Duncan went into Wilkinson’s and bought a sharp vegetable knife which he put in a carrier bag.

He sent his children into another store and approached Mr Clarke.

Mr Justice Stephen Males said: “You shouted at him and he shouted back in an exchange of insults.

“As you advanced Calvin Clarke took his knife out of his pocket and ran towards you. 
“When you saw his knife, you took out your own knife from the carrier bag.

“There was a fight and you had the worst of it.

“You fell to the ground. 
“Calvin Clarke slashed at you and cut you across the face.

“You got up and moved towards Calvin Clarke, stabbing with your knife. 
“You stabbed him three times in the chest. Two of those wounds penetrated his body and one of them, which proved fatal, cut an artery. He died from those injuries a few days later.”

The judge said Duncan, who was described as a ‘caring and committed father’, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Mr Clarke on the basis he’d lost control after suffering the injury to his face.

“But you inflicted the fatal wounds intending to cause at least really serious bodily harm to Calvin Clarke; and you quickly regained your self control after doing so,” he added.

“Tragically, and as is so often the case, your children are the innocent victims of your criminal violence. 
“That is to be regretted and deplored, but cannot significantly affect the sentence which it is my duty to pass.”