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'Every woman's nightmare' gets 18 years for savage knife attacks

A man dubbed the "Hounslow slasher" and described as a "every woman's nightmare" has been given an 18-year prison sentence.

Twenty-one-year-old Sasha Masamba (pictured) attacked two women with knives as they walked home at night, leaving them with permanent scars around their face and neck.

He was said to be particularly dangerous because there was no motive to the attacks which terrorised women in suburban streets in west London.

Masamba, of Hounslow, west London, pleaded guilty to two offences of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was jailed at the Old Bailey for 18 years – four of them to be served on licence.

Irish Independent