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Surrey man pleads guilty to attempted murder

News   •   Aug 16, 2019 15:32 BST

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& or call 01865 846 107.