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Last Updated: Thursday, 5 August, 2004, 16:22 GMT 17:22 UK
Boy found guilty of knife attack
Police at Clissold Park
The victim survived after being given treatment in Clissold Park
A teenager has been found guilty of stabbing a woman jogger in a north London park.

The boy, who is now 16, was found guilty of wounding the woman, 39, after attacking her in Clissold Park, north London, in December last year.

She survived the attack after being helped by a woman doctor who was pushing a pram through the park.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to be sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on 10 September.

Electronically tagged

He was cleared of attempting to murder the woman but was found guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The Old Bailey heard that at the time of the attack the teenager, who was said to have a reputation, was electronically tagged.

The park attack was first linked with the murder of artist Margaret Muller who was stabbed to death whilst jogging in Victoria Park, less than two miles away.

But the teenager was later eliminated after detectives found that he had been in custody at the time.

In a second trial at the Old Bailey, the teenager was also convicted of unlawfully wounding a 17-year-old boy.

Now 18, the victim was stabbed in the chest by the defendant on 17 September last year, narrowly escaping death.

The teenager had been convicted of both attacks earlier but a court order banned reporting.


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