A man accused of stabbing a victim in the stomach during Easter Weekend, which shook neighbours in Hayes and left them feeling 'unsafe', has entered pleas to three charges.
Bhupinder Suman, 40, of Selan Gardens, Hayes, pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent and unlawful wounding, but pleaded guilty to threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday (April 25).
He will face trial for the latter two counts at the same court on August 30 this year. His sentencing for the first count will take place after that trial concludes.
Metropolitan Police officers were called at 6.35pm on Saturday (March 26) to Selan Gardens, Hayes, where a 36-year-old man was found at the scene with a stab wound to his abdomen.
He was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service (LAS) suffering serious injuries, but was later discharged from hospital.
Suman was originally charged with one offence of grievous bodily harm with intent and one offence of threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place, on Monday (March 28).
The alleged offence caused fear among neighbours who saw the aftermath of the incident unfold.
Residents' shocked in aftermath of stabbing
An eyewitness, who did not want to be named, was concerned after seeing blue lights and emergency vehicles in the street.
Speaking shortly after the incident, they said: “There have been people walking in and out with blue suits ever since and police vans come up and down the street a few times every day.
“Last month, a black cab was broken into and set alight, then some time later one of the garages was set alight too.
"Nobody on our road knows exactly what happened, who did it and why.
“We have a right to know. After all, it's making us all feel unsafe.”
A further two men, one aged 43 and another aged 32, were arrested in connection with the incident on Wednesday (March 30).