A KNIFEMAN who caused terror as he randomly stabbed homeless people has been handed a 23-year sentence.
Kieran McLoughlin, 32, slashed four men to the face and another to the back while in full view of a busy Metrolink stop, during a 10-minute spree across Piccadilly Gardens and Market Street.
The senseless stabbings caused panic, with fears that the seemingly random knife attacks could have been a terrorist attack.
They were actually targeted attacks against vulnerable men who were begging on the streets.
McLoughlin was Tasered by police at Market Street tram stop, when members of the public had confronted him after his final stabbing.
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