A masked burglar who was stabbed with a Samurai sword when he terrorised an elderly couple at their isolated Staffordshire bungalow has been jailed for 13 years.
Carl Evans (41) broke into Cedric and Patricia Hammonds' house near Cannock in January armed with a screwdriver.
But he was confronted by Mr Hammonds, who was armed with two swords, and suffered a serious injury to his arm.
Evans was found guilty of aggravated burglary while armed with a screwdriver. He was also convicted of wounding 60-year-old Mr Hammonds with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.
He pleaded guilty to robbing Mrs Hammonds of a ring and keys when she arrived home at the couple's property at Four Oaks, Watling Street, shortly before the attack.
Evans, of Rosewarne Close, Liverpool, was told he would have to serve two-thirds of his sentence before being considered for parole.
During the trial Evans told the jury that after he was stabbed he had left the bungalow "screaming with the sword sticking out of my arm".