London teenager pleads guilty to stabbing mother 23 times in 'cannabis-linked attack'

The attack took place last May

Jamal Jabbie pleaded guilty to wounding with intent

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A London man who stabbed his mother 23 times has pleaded guilty to wounding with intent.

Jamil Jabbie, 19 and from Peckham, pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court on Monday, 15 January.

On Wednesday May 17 2017, at around 7.20pm, Jabbie attacked his mother at an address in Hereford Retreat.

Police and the London Ambulance Servuce were called and found the 51-year-old woman with multiple stab injuries.

The victim was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but survived the ferocious attack.

The attack was believed to be as a result of a psychotic episode, which the court heard may have been exacerbated by cannabis misuse.

Jabbie had fled the scene, but was later arrested at an address in Lewisham and charged on May 18.

He was originally charged with attempted murder; but a plea of wounding with intent was accepted.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced tomorrow (Wednesday January 17).