Man found guilty of attempted murder following serious assault in Beaulieu
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A 27-year-old man from Southampton has been placed under an indefinite hospital order after being convicted of attempted murder by a jury at Southampton Crown Court earlier this week.
Awaas Deader, aged 27, of Blenheim Gardens, Southampton was found guilty of attempted murder following a serious assault that took place in October last year in the Beaulieu area.
The jury at Southampton Crown Court, which sat for almost a week, heard how an altercation had ensued between Deader and his partner between 8.00pm and 8.25pm on Monday 11 October 2021, resulting in a woman being left at the roadside on Rollestone Road, Beaulieu.
The woman suffered serious injuries as a result of the attack and was taken to Southampton General Hospital for further treatment.
Awass Deader was subsequently arrested, and charged just three days later (14 October 2021), with attempted murder.
Appearing at Southampton Crown Court on Tuesday 22 August, following a five-day trial, Deader was found guilty by a jury of attempted murder.
He appeared at the same court today (25 August) and was placed under an indefinite hospital order.
Detective Constable Jess Swift, said: “We hope that this result brings closure to the woman who suffered at the hands of Deader during a sustained, and abhorrent, attack in early October last year.
“I have no doubt that it is a result of the brave actions of those members of public who were passing and intervened, that resulted in the victim surviving the attack on her. My praise and thanks goes out to them.
“The Judge presiding over the case also commended the passer-bys for their actions, which undoubtedly saved the woman’s life.
“This incident will have had a profound impact on the woman, as well as her family who have been supporting her, and I hope that today’s verdict allows them to begin to move forward from this incident.
“As a police force, we continue to identify and relentlessly pursue perpetrators who commit violence against women and girls, whilst seeking to protect, and provide support, to those who need our help most.
“We welcome the jury’s decision to convict Awass Deader in relation to this callous attack.”