Man who went on stabbing spree at GP surgery sentenced

Jeffrey Shing-lok Leung carried out the attacks in Bow

Friday, July 26, 2019

A 41-year-old man who went on a stabbing spree at two London health centres has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.

Jeffrey Shing-lok Leung, who suffers with severe mental health issues, began his attack at a GP surgery in Bow on the morning of December 18, 2018, with four knives he had bought online.

He slashed the neck of a man of his 30's as he entered the Tredegar Practise, before lunging at patients in the waiting area.

He injured another man in his 30's, who suffered stab injuries to his chest and stomach.

Members of the public defended themselves with chairs, barricaded themselves behind doors and locked themselves in toilets as he carried out the attack.

Leung then made his way to St Stephens Health Centre where he stabbed an elderly woman in her 70's in the neck, chest and hand.

Another woman in her 50's sustained stab woulds to her hand and chest.

After a receptionist called the police, Leung calmed down and awaited arrest.

He was not known to police before the incident occured, but was known to have a history of mental health issues

DC Megan Bushell, who led the investigation, said: “Leung has unfortunately suffered from severe mental health disorders in the past and this has led him to carry out a series of sustained violent attacks.

“All of the victims and witnesses involved in this horrific incident have been left traumatised.”

Leung was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

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