A man burst into an address with a cleaver over the course of an appalling incident in Altrincham.

Jason Edwards burst into the address on Lloyd Gardens in the early hours of August 14 last year.

Edwards, from Sale, pushed into the property after two women in their 20s, who were staying at the property with a friend, opened the door to him. Their friend, the homeowner, was on a night out at the time.

The 36-year-old, of Marthall Drive, searched the address and shouted at the two women in their 20s who called the police after he left. Their friend called the police too after she saw the incident on a camera.

Edwards was arrested and after admitting the charges of aggravated burglary and possession of a bladed article he was sentenced this week to seven and a half years in prison plus another five years on licence.

Afterwards Detective Sergeant Jacob Corrigan, of GMP Trafford, said: "This was a terrifying incident for the victims who returned from a day out with friends before being put through this ordeal which made them fear for their lives.

"I am pleased Edwards faced justice for his actions today and he will spend some time in prison where he will be able to reflect upon his choices. GMP will not tolerate this type of crime and we will do all we can to make sure anyone who thinks this behaviour is acceptable is punished by the law."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or use the LiveChat on gmp.police.uk.

They can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.