Ladbroke Grove man sent to mental hospital for stabbing father in Kilburn

Denny Austin has been sent to a mental hospital

Denny Austin has been sent to a mental hospital - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Old acquaintance knifed in front of his two children at his home in Chatsworth Road

A man from Park who stabbed an old acquaintance five times after turning up uninvited at his home in Kilburn has been locked up in a mental.

Denny Austin, 29, from Ladbroke Grove, attacked victim, also 29, when he opened the door to his home in Chatsworth Road

Harrow Crown Court heard the father-of-two was at home with his children when Austin punched him in his face after he opened the door in December 2011.

The victim closed the door but Austin kicked it in and stabbed him five times.

The noise woke the victim’s children up and fearing for his safety he managed to overpower Austin and grabbed the knife resulting in him sustaining additional injuries to his hand.

Last August, Austin was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and remanded in custody for sentencing pending psychiatric reports.

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Last week he was sentenced to a hospital order under the Mental Health Act.

PC Tim McGowan from Brent Police said: “This was a violent offence and the community will be protected by this hospital order.

“Austin is a dangerous individual who will now receive appropriate treatment.”