Masked killer who stabbed woman 60 times admits killing
A MAN in an executioner’s mask who killed a college receptionist in East London—stabbing her 60 times—has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. His frenzied attack at St George’s College in Canning Town left 23-year-old receptionist Sehrish Sheikh dead and another woman of 21 with stab wounds
A MAN in an executioner’s mask who killed a college receptionist in East London—stabbing her 60 times—has been detained indefinitely today (Tuesday) under the Mental Health Act.
His frenzied attack at St George’s College, a small independent establishment with an office above a shop in Balaam Street, Canning Town, left 23-year-old receptionist Sehrish Sheikh dead and another woman of 21 with stab wounds.
The crazed knifeman, dressed in a black, curly wig and an executioner-style mask with fake blood on it, was disarmed at the scene on September 22 when police officers rushed him and managed to overpower him—disregarding their own safety.
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But he managed to turn the knife on himself and stab himself in the neck and had to be taken to the Royal London Hospital at Whitechapel.
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Rafi Ullah, a 29-year-old from Wembley in north London, was charged with murder, but a plea of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility was accepted when he appeared this-morning at the Old Bailey.
Det Chief Ins Bob Mahoney said after today’s hearing: “I commend the officers, particularly a probationer, who were first on the scene and ran inside and disarmed the man with the knife—with total disregard to their own safety.”