Liam Killigrew, 47, of no mounted deal with was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on Thursday, 13 May to 10 years and 4 months’ imprisonment. He had pleaded responsible to a knife level theft, GBH and prison harm.
On the night of Saturday, 27 June, Killigrew was seen by employees taking cash out of a until at a newsagents in Liberty Avenue, Colliers Wood. After being challenged, he stabbed one of many shopkeepers within the again. Other employees then bravely pulled the shutters down, detaining Killigrew contained in the premises earlier than calling police.
The shopkeeper was taken to hospital the place his accidents had been assessed as important however not life-changing.
Killigrew was arrested on the scene and initially taken to hospital for therapy to a pre-existing situation. Whilst there, he tried to flee, inflicting harm to the hospital room ceiling.
Detective Sergeant Ben Stephenson, who was the investigating officer, stated: “This was a terrifying ordeal for employees members and particularly the sufferer, who was extraordinarily fortunate to not have acquired extra severe accidents.
“Killigrew openly took cash from the until and had no qualms in attacking the sufferer with a knife when he was challenged.
“I have to commend the employees for his or her bravery in making each effort to make sure Killigrew was not in a position to escape arrest; despite the fact that they will need to have been in worry for his or her lives.
“The important sentence handed down is just proper given the hazard he poses.”