Victim’s face slashed in blade attack
Man needed reconstructive surgery after brutal assault, now knifeman awaits sentence
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.
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