A Surrey man has today (16/8) pleaded guilty to offences including attempted murder, carrying a weapon and affray, after stabbing a man in a supermarket car park.
Vincent Fuller, 50, of Viola Avenue, Stanwell, appearing at a Kingston Crown Court hearing, admitted the following offences:
- Racially Aggravated Intentional Harassment, Alarm or Distress, contrary to section 31(1)(b) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
- Affray, contrary to section 3 (1) Public Order Act 1986.
- Attempted Murder, contrary to section 1 (1) the Criminal Attempts Act 1981.
- Possession of a Bladed Article, contrary to section 139 (1) Criminal Justice Act 1988.
On Saturday 16 March, at around 11pm, Fuller approached a vehicle parked in the car park of a Tesco store in Stanwell, and stabbed the driver with a knife through an open window.
He made off from the scene, but was arrested by armed officers shortly afterwards.
The victim, a Bulgarian man, received hospital treatment to injuries to his hands and neck. He was later released.
The attack was declared a terrorist incident the following day (17/3), with CTPSE leading the investigation.
Fuller was later charged on 22 March. He will be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on 5 September.
This has been issued on behalf of CTPSE. For further information, please email their communications team on CTPSE&SEROCUMedia@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or call 01865 846 107.