A SOMERSET killer has had his prison sentence increased after it was judged to be unduly lenient.

Kristian Bailey, 28, who was jailed for six years for manslaughter in January has been given a further two years behind bars.

The sentence for killing Joseph 'Joe' Jennings in Yeovil had been referred to the Court of Appeal by Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC.

Mr Jennings was found by an ambulance crew with multiple injuries in the stairwell of flats at Great Western Terrace at about 11.15pm on Saturday, July 14, last year.

He died at the scene despite attempts to save him. A forensic post-mortem examination confirmed he’d suffered nine knife wounds, one of which was fatal.

Speaking after the hearing, Mr Buckland said: “Taking into account the seriousness of this offending, increasing the length of the sentence was necessary for justice to be done.

"I am pleased the Court of Appeal agreed and I hope that this brings some comfort to the victim’s family.”