Tony Henry Jailed for Attempted Murder
April 29, 2016, 8:44 pm
Tony Henry, 37 of Dagenhem Avenue, Dagenham, was found guilty of attempted murder following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court. He was sentenced on Friday, 29 April to 20 years imprisonment with a five-year extended licence.
The court heard that police were called to reports of a man assaulted on Parsloes Avenue on 8 August 2015.
Henry attacked his victim, a 36-year-old man, stabbing him in the back of the head, the chest and slitting his throat twice.
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The victim was taken by the London Ambulance Service to the Royal London Hospital where he was treated for head, neck and facial injuries and remained in hospital for approximately four weeks. He has since been discharged but continues to suffer the lasting effects of the attack.
Henry was arrested on 26 September 2015, on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and charged the following day with attempted murder.
Detective Constable Elena Midlane, from Barking and Dagenham CID, said: â€œThis heinous attack was committed in broad daylight on a busy main road with many members of public going about their daily business. The victim received extensive injuries both physically and emotionally.
â€œTony Henry is a violent and volatile man who will now spend a considerable period of time behind bars. Even to this day he has not shown remorse, and following Henryâ€™s not guilty plea, the victim was forced to attend court and relive the harrowing attack whilst giving evidence. He can now be assured that following a thorough investigation, justice has been served and this dangerous offender will no longer be a risk to the public.â€
Source: Metropolitan Police Service