Alperton man convicted of hotel hammer attack to be sentenced today

Phillip Spence will be sentenced today

Phillip Spence will be sentenced today - Credit: Archant

An Alperton man is due to be sentenced today for the attempted murder of three sisters in a London hotel.

Phillip Spence, from Abbeyfields Close, admitted attacking the women with a claw hammer during a burglary at the Cumberland Hotel in the early hours of April 6 this year, but denied trying to kill them.

The court heard that the victims arrived in London from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) three days before the attack on a family holiday.

Last month at Southwark Crown Court, a jury found him guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated burglary.

Thomas Efremi, 57, from Islington, who supplied Spence with the claw hammer, was convicted of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.


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A third man James Moss, from Holloway, admitted handling stolen goods (the victim’s possessions).

All will be sentenced today.

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