A man has been sent to jail for 20 years after he was convicted of going on a brutal stabbing spree in a car park.
Ethenm Orhon, 67, attacked four women in the car park of Sainsbury’s in Hampton, Richmond.
Two schoolboys who intervened and protected a fifth woman received awards of £1,000 each.
“I am pleased with the verdict and hope that this justice can bring some closure to the four victims who suffered appalling injuries as a result of Orhon’s actions,” said Detective Constable Leo Farnon.
“I would also like to thank the two boys who bravely distracted the armed attacker, whilst warning others of the danger he posed and calling police. Without their intervention it is possible that Orhon’s attacks could have continued and resulted in further victims.”
When police first arrived, he did not respond to commands from police until a Taser was drawn.
When arrested, Orhon said: “I shouldn’t have done it”.