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

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. - Credit: Archant

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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