A motorist has been jailed for 16 years after he stabbed another driver 15 times for honking his horn at him.
Flynn Prevost, 60, from Thornbrook, Thornwood, Essex, carried out the vicious attack on a 37-year-old man in a road rage incident in Loughton last September.
The victim had sounded his car’s horn at Prevost for his dangerous driving, before he was stabbed in the neck, head, back and face.
The attack took place on Epping New Road.
After stabbing his victim, Prevost got back into his car and drove off.
Prevost was found guilty of attempted murder at Chelmsford Crown Court and sentenced to 16 years in prison.
He was also handed down a five-year extension period on licence.
Essex Police said the “brutal attack” had left the victim with life-altering injuries.
Investigating officer DC Stephen Baker said: "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."
A jury found Prevost guilty of attempted murder at the end of last March following a nine day trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.
He was sentenced last week.