A 33-year-old who knifed a man at his Battersea home has been sentenced today to 10 years for the violent act.
Emergency services had been called to Queenstown Road on January 26, 2021, after receiving reports of a stabbing at an address.
Police and London Ambulance Service paramedics attended at around 7:30pm and found a man in his 40s with stab wounds.
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He was rushed to the hospital where the Met Police described his condition as “life-threatening”.
Enio Dos Santos, from Wandsworth, was subsequently arrested and charged on January 28 with attempted murder.
He attended Wimbledon Magistrates Court before a trial at Inner London Crown Court where he was convicted of wounding with intent.
For today’s sentencing (Monday, January 24), he appeared via video link from the hospital where he has been committed to stay due to his mental health.
Judge Usha Karu set a sentence of 10 years and 10 months under Section 45A of the Mental Health Act, of which he must serve a minimum of 6 years and 10 months.
He has been detained at Springfield Hospital, a specialist psychiatric hospital in Tooting.