Man admits to knife attacks on women in Hounslow

13:30 18 February 2013

Sasha Masamba pleaded guilty to wounding with intent. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Sasha Masamba pleaded guilty to wounding with intent. Picture: Metropolitan Police

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A man has admitted slashing two women with a knife on the streets of Hounslow in apparently random attacks.

The victims were left with slashes to the face and neck. Picture: Metropolitan PoliceThe victims were left with slashes to the face and neck. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Sasha Masamba, of Nicholes Road, Hounslow, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey today to two offences of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The victims, Kaja Zablocka, 19, and Deserilyn Aurelio, 26, were attacked late at night on August 7 and August 17 last year, the court heard.

They were taken to hospital and required stitches to a wound across the neck in one case, and a slash across the face in the second.

Masamba was arrested at Hounslow railway station on August 21 after an appeal.

The random attacks happened late at night. Picture: Metropolitan PoliceThe random attacks happened late at night. Picture: Metropolitan Police

The 20-year-old previously pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.

The prosecution at the Old Bailey accepted his new pleas and he was remanded in custody to be sentenced on April 9.

Bobbie Cheama, prosecuting, said both victims had been consulted before the decision was made to accept his pleas to the lesser charges.

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