Man from Acton Jailed for Life After Frenzied Knife Attack

Peter Ormes had committed an almost identical offence ten years ago

Spencer Road in Acton. Picture: Google Streetview


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A man from Acton has been jailed for life after he pleaded guilty to attempted murder at the Old Bailey this Monday (7 February).

56-year-old Peter Orme had stabbed a man in his flat on Spencer Road in a frenzied and unprovoked attack in the evening of 14 March 2021.

Despite the victim, who is in his forties, receiving multiple stab wounds to his head and neck his injuries were not life-threatening.

Ormes had served a previous jail term for an almost identical offence back in 2011 when he stabbed another man multiple times. He was living in Hackney the time and attacked his victim on New Year’s Eve with a kitchen knife. Just before stabbing him he told his victim “I like you but I’m going to have to kill you”. Ten years later he was to use a strikingly similar phrase before the attack in Acton.

He was jailed for an indeterminate prison sentence with a minimum of 10 years but was judged fit for release in 2021.

The court was told that Ormes had suffered from PTSD following his time as a soldier with Royal Engineers serving in the Gulf and Northern Ireland.

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February 9, 2022


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