Man pleads guilty to attempted murder and other charges after axe attack at Royston chemical firm

PUBLISHED: 11:59 12 January 2017 | UPDATED: 12:05 12 January 2017

Peter Duffy will be sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on March 3.

Peter Duffy will be sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on March 3.


A Royston man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder at St Albans Crown Court after an attack at Johnson Matthey involving a knife and an axe.

Peter Duffy, of Elm Walk, also pleaded guilty to one count of grievous bodily harm – which had been downgraded from a second attempted murder charge – and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon.

The attack at the Orchard Road-based firm on July 20 last year left two men hospitalised.

The 53-year-old is due to be sentenced at the same court on March 3.

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