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A KNIFE­MAN fled in panic when he re­alised his in­tended vic­tim was talk­ing to two po­lice­men.

Ed­ward Igoe had been stopped by cops in an un­marked po­lice car in Liver­pool for a rou­tine check.

He was lean­ing for­ward talk­ing through the pas­sen­ger win­dow when Tony Ha­zlett, 33, ar­rived and tried to stab him, Liver­pool Crown Court heard. The po­lice­men caught Ha­zlett as he tried to es­cape

Ha­zlett had been seek­ing Igoe over a fam­ily dis­pute and was jailed for 20 months af­ter plead­ing guilty to af­fray and pos­sess­ing an of­fen­sive weapon.

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