Indeterminate Sentence For Chiswick Man

David Lothian found guilty of unprovoked knife attack on neighbour


The Police in Chiswick

A Chiswick man has been given an indeterminate sentence for public protection and will serve minimum of six years for an attack on his neighbour.

48 year old David Lothian (pictured right) entered his female neighbour's flat on Prince of Wales Terrace in May 2009 and, without any provocation, attacked her with a knife, causing life threatening injuries.

Lothian was arrested the following day and charged with causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent.

He was found guilty of Section 18 Grievous Bodily Harm with intent on 22nd February at Isleworth Crown Court.

DC Andy Hawes of Hounslow Police Station told, "This was a horrific attack on a woman in her own home.

"She has overcome life changing injuries and shown immense strength by supporting the police throughout this investigation.

"As a result a dangerous offender has been removed from the streets of Hounslow and Chiswick.

"The outcome is a testament to the victim's courage and the hard work of the London Ambulance Service and the investigation team"

February 24, 2010