A BARNSLEY man who stabbed a 75-year-old grandmother more than 40 times in her own home has been jailed for life.

Liam Naylor, of Junction Street, denied murdering Doreen Walker but was found guilty on Thursday following a two-week trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

Naylor was sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 33 years.

Mrs Walker’s body was found at her home in Birkwood Avenue, Cudworth, on April 2. A post-mortem examination found she died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

Naylor knew Mrs Walker and had met her on numerous occasions through her 17-year-old granddaughter with whom he was friends.