Murder victim Jonathan Binns.

Murder victim Jonathan Binns.

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A drug addict has been jailed for life for the murder of a Cleckheaton man while three others have been sentenced for his manslaughter.

Kevin John Pickering, 30, must serve at least 23 years in prison after being found guilty at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday of the murder of Jonathan Binns, 41, on August 7 last year.

Pickering, of Royal Crescent, Scarborough, admitted stabbing Mr Binns in the thigh while trying to steal his drugs at the flat – but Mr Binns bled to death from the injury.


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