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Indefinite sentence for casino knifeman

'Brutal, unprovoked attack' at Leicester Square venue left member of staff in a critical condition

23 January, 2019

A MAN who carried out an unprovoked knife attack at a Leicester Square casino has been sentenced.

Kien Ngyun, 35, attacked the man, a member of staff, with a 20cm knife he had pulled out of a bum bag across his chest last July.

The 48-year-old victim was taken to hospital in a critical condition and is recovering at home.

At Southwark Crown Court, Ngyun, from Tower Hamlets, was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order under the Mental Health Act on January 10, having admitted grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.

Detective Constable Paul Griffiths, the investigating officer from Westminster CID, said: “This was a brutal, unprovoked attack on the victim who was simply just doing his job. It was extremely lucky that the victim’s injuries were not more serious, or even fatal.

“I hope this sentencing gives the victim a measure of comfort and closure.”

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