Maida Vale man admits knife and hammer attack on friend in Kilburn

David Donegan imprisoned his pal in his own home in Carlton Vale for several days

A man has admitted carrying out an attack against a friend where he was imprisoned in his Kilburn home and repeatedly attacked with a knife and two hammers.

David Donegan, 48, of Shirland Road, Maida Vale, tied his pal up of 10 years after visiting him at his address in Carlton Vale, this February.

He then carried out a long and sustained attack over several days where the victim was beaten with weapons and threatened with further acts of violence.

The traumatised victim eventually raised the alarm on February 21 when Donegan fell asleep and he rushed out into the street where members of the public altered the police.

He had sustained a serious neck injury and when officers entered his home they found Donegan asleep beside a blood-stained Stanley knife.

Two blood-stained hammers were also found at the scene.

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Donegan admitted making a threat to kill, false imprisonment, two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault, Grievous Bodily Harm with intent and possession of a Class A drug.

He also admitted a further count of making a threat to kill relating to a previous incident involving a female friend of his.

He has been remanded in custody for sentencing next February.

Detective Constable Will Richards, of the Westminster Serious Violence Team, said: “This was a deeply disturbing series of extremely violent crimes that have had long lasting effects on their victims.

“I’d like to thank the victims, their families and all the witnesses who came forward to assist the investigation for their support and courage throughout.”