Ashley Luff: First photo of jealous ex-boyfriend who stabbed love rival 17 times in ‘frenzied’ attack

Police have released the first picture of a jealous ex-boyfriend who stabbed his love rival 17 times in a ‘frenzied’ ambush including once ‘over the heart’.

Friday, 17th May 2019, 3:18 pm
Ashley Luff. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

Ashley Luff has been jailed for 16 years for a ‘brutall’ attack on Nathan Birch who started dating the defendant’s former partner Chantell Price last summer.

Addressing Luff, judge Hetherington said: ‘I have no doubt that the reason you committed this offence is because you were consumed by jealousy and the fact that you had lost Chantelle Price to Nathan Birch.’

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Ashley Luff. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

The court heard restaurant worker Luff, 32, had waited in Southampton Road, Park Gate, before springing an ambush on 24-year-old Mr Birch - knocking the chef off his bike before stabbing him 17 times, chasing him down the road, ditching the knife in a drain at Long Acres and trying to flee from police.

In a victim statement read in court Mr Birch said: ‘This is something I will never forget and the scar will remain with me physically and mentally for the rest of my life.’