Coventry man jailed for brutal axe and knife attack at hairdressers - The Coventry Observer

Coventry man jailed for brutal axe and knife attack at hairdressers

Coventry Editorial 7th Jan, 2023   0

A MAN who attacked a woman with an axe and a knife at a Coventry hairdressers, causing ‘life-changing injuries’, has been jailed for 31 years.

Bogdan Serban was sentenced at Coventry Crown Court yesterday (January 6) after being found guilty of the attempted murder of a woman in the city on June 3, 2022.

The 42-year-old entered the salon before attacking the woman in a targeted attempt, causing injuries to her face and both arms as well as a fractured eye socket.

He was charged with attempted murder and found guilty by a jury after previously pleading guilty to Section 18 wounding and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon.

Serban said he stored the knife in his car boot to use for peeling apples when asked about it in interview, adding he bought the axe ‘ three or four days earlier’ and had not previously used it.

Officers tried to show him the injuries sustained by the woman he attacked, but he refused to look, adding he could not remember hitting her with the axe.

He also told officers he had wanted to call police, but was scared he would be arrested.

DC Sunita Sharma, from the Complex Investigations Team in Coventry, said: “This was a violent and unprovoked attack and we welcome this sentencing.

“The attack caused life-changing injuries and we hope the victim and her family can take some comfort knowing justice has been done.”


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