Vic­tim’s face slashed in blade at­tack

Man needed re­con­struc­tive surgery af­ter bru­tal as­sault, now knife­man awaits sen­tence

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Salina Pa­tel salina.pa­tel@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A MAN who car­ried out a fren­zied knife at­tack which left a vic­tim in need of re­con­struc­tive fa­cial surgery will be sen­tenced in De­cem­ber.

Glen­ford Pa­trick Walker, 42, of Auck­land Hill, West Nor­wood, slashed the 30-year-old vic­tim across the face sev­eral times, caus­ing 12cm wounds, dur­ing an at­tack in Uxbridge ear­lier this year.

Walker ad­mit­ted griev­ous bod­ily harm at Isle­worth Crown Court on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 12 and is due to be sen­tenced on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 4.

Po­lice were alerted on March 19 by staff at Hilling­don Hospi­tal af­ter a man was ad­mit­ted with se­vere fa­cial in­juries caused by a knife.

He had been at­tacked at his place of work, a skip hire firm in Walling­ford Road, Uxbridge, and was able to pro­vide of­fi­cers with a de­scrip­tion of his at­tacker.

De­tec­tives from Hilling­don CID launched an en­quiry into the at­tack, and DNA was found on the han­dle­bars of a bike which had been left at the crime scene. The DNA was a match to Walker.

On May 1, Walker was ar­rested at his home and charged with gre­vi­ous bod­ily harm.

The vic­tim, who has since been dis­charged from hospi­tal, will re­main with life-long scars.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor An­drew Smith, from Hilling­don CID, said: “I would like to pay trib­ute to the vic­tim who bravely pro­vided us with in­for­ma­tion when he was deal­ing with trauma and shock im­me­di­ately af­ter be­ing at­tacked.

“This helped us build the strong­est case against Walker to bring be­fore the courts.”

“The foren­sic ev­i­dence iden­ti­fied a num­ber of leads to Walker, in­clud­ing DNA and the re­cov­ery of fab­ric from a gar­ment he had been wear­ing at the time of the at­tack.

“Our polic­ing

him

team re­mains com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing the very best in vic­tim sup­port in any in­ves­ti­ga­tion and pro­tect­ing the pub­lic is at the heart of every­thing we do. Crim­i­nals like Walker must ac­cept that their ac­tions will lead to con­se­quences.”

n FREN­ZIED AS­SAULT: Glen­ford Pa­trick Walker

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