A jealous man dressed up in a bunny costume to dupe his ex's new boyfriend before stabbing him several times. Mark Pritchard arrived at the home of his former gay lover Lee Corbin, dressed in a theatrical animal outfit.
He was holding roses and love letters. Pritchard managed to persuade his ex's new boyfriend, Martin Williams, that he was carrying a "special delivery" from Mr Corbin, who was away on holiday.
After reading out a number of love letters he had written himself, Pritchard persuaded Mr Williams to blindfold himself and wait in bed for "some treasure".
But Pritchard snuck up on his rival and tried to knock him out with a handkerchief covered in chloroform before starting to stab him with a knife. The 46-year-old, of Warminster in Wiltshire, was sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison after admitting a charge of wounding Mr Williams with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.