‘Terminator’ tube attacker who hacked at commuter with a machete is guilty of attempted murder
‘Terminator’ Tube attacker Ricky Morgan who hacked at a commuter with a machete has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of attempted murder.
Morgan, 34, slashed James Porritt, in his 30s, on the Jubilee Line between Green Park and Bond Street on 9 July last year.
Jurors heard Morgan swung a machete and cut Mr Porritt on the head, the right hand and the shin, exposing his skull, shin bone and severing his hand into ‘pieces’.
Mr Morgan, of no fixed address, had denied attempted murder and possessing a machete and lock knife at Green Park.
During the trial, Mr Porritt who was taken to a local hospital after the incident, told the Old Bailey: ‘I must have left the gym just after 6pm and I was on my way to meet my girlfriend because my girlfriend invited me to her dad’s birthday.’
He was travelling from Tower Hill to Liverpool Street and had to change his route last minute due to underground delays.