A sentencing date has been fixed in the brutal Bowden Lane murder case - as police reveal the killer stabbed another man a year earlier.

Tyrell James, 24, of Hawksmoor Close, High Wycombe, was convicted on March 27 of murdering Karl Stanislaus.

A jury at Reading Crown Court found that the self-confessed drug dealer attacked Mr Stanislaus with a knife on September 5, 2023, inflicting 56 separate injuries.

The victim was stabbed in the heart and lungs, before James left him to die under a disused railway bridge in Bowden Lane.

The attack is believed to have been drug-related.

In a statement released after James' conviction, the lead investigator in the case described the killing as one of the worst he has seen in his entire career.

A harrowing audio recording was captured on a nearby CCTV camera, in which Mr Stanislaus is heard begging for his life.

Police have now revealed that the killer stabbed another man in High Wycombe on December 2022, causing grievous bodily harm.

James has pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and possession of a knife in connection with this earlier incident.

He is now due to be sentenced for all the offences on April 30.