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Man convicted of stabbing Lambeth shop worker

News   •   Aug 10, 2017 15:34 BST

[Image: Trevor Sinclair]

A man has been convicted following a violent and unprovoked assault on a Lambeth shop worker.

Trevor Sinclair, 51 (10.05.66) of no fixed abode was found guilty of attempted murder at the Old Bailey on Thursday, 10 August 2017.

He will be sentenced on Thursday, 14 September 2017.

Detective Constable Tom Baxter, from Lambeth CID, said: “This was a horrific attack on a man in his work place. He has been left with a permanent scarring to his face as a result of being stabbed.

“It is clear that Sinclair is a danger to the public and he should expect a lengthy custodial sentence.”

Police were called to a newsagents on Stockwell Road, SW9 shortly before 12:00hrs on Friday, 15 July 2016 following reports of a stabbing.

Officers - including firearms officers - the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London Air Ambulance attended and found a man aged in his 20s suffering from serious stab injuries to the neck and face.

He was taken to a south London hospital by LAS for treatment to his injuries.

Sinclair had repeatedly stabbed his victim before police arrived and deployed Taser.

Officers quickly established that Sinclair, who was a regular customer at the shop, had been declined credit shortly before the attack.

Sinclair was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to south London police station where he gave a no comment interview.

Sinclair was charged with attempted murder on Saturday, 16 July 2016.