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Man who attacked Central Middlesex Hospital staff convicted of attempted murder

A man has been found guilty of attempted murder after attacking his work colleagues at Central Middlesex Hospital in 2023.

Matteo Bottarelli, 44, of Central Way, NW10 appeared at Wood Green Crown Court, where on Wednesday, 21 February he was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder and one of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent.

Detective Constable Jacob Eyres, from the Met’s North West Command, said: “We have worked hard to build a case against Bottarelli who posed a clear threat to his work colleagues and to public safety.

“Throughout our enquiries we gathered a substantial amount of evidence including detailed accounts from witnesses and victims whose contribution to the investigation was crucial.

“This was an unprovoked attack on people working to help others and it is right that Bottarelli will now face the consequences of his actions.

“I hope that his conviction brings the victims a measure a comfort in knowing that justice has been served. My thoughts are with them.”

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Central Middlesex Hospital. Image: Google.

Shortly after 13:18hrs on 21 June 2023, police were called to Central Middlesex Hospital to reports that two people had been stabbed.

Officers attended, and found two men, aged in their 40s, both suffering from significant injuries. Thankfully, although substantial, their injuries were not life threatening.

Enquiries established that moments before the attack Bottarelli had approached one of his colleagues at the hospital saying “today is your lucky day”. He then attempted to attack a male member of staff, before attacking two more male staff members with a pickaxe and a scalpel.

An urgent search was conducted and armed officers found Bottarelli at his home. He was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment to self-inflicted injuries. He was later taken into custody and was charged with multiple offences.

He was remanded in custody throughout proceedings and next appears at Wood Green Crown Court on Tuesday, 30 April for sentencing.

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