A 29-year-old man from Slough has been jailed for 16 years for attempted murder, after using a knife to slit a stranger's throat in Slough.

The incident occurred at around 8:30am on Saturday, March 25 last year on Yew Tree Road.

The victim, in his fifties from Slough, received serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he was later discharged

In another incident two days later – Monday, March 27 - the offender entered Barclay’s Bank in Slough and demanded £10,000 whilst being in possession of a knife.

After police conducted investigations, they concluded that these two offences were linked.

Said Nassor, 29, formally of Sharney Avenue, Slough appeared in Reading Crown Court at an earlier hearing where he pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder, attempted robbery and possession of a knife in a public place.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Stuart May, of the Major Crime Unit, said: “These incidents were very concerning and it was extremely lucky that the victim of the stabbing survived his injuries.

“It is apparent that the victim and Nassor had never met and did not have any sort of altercation; Nassor randomly went up behind the victim and attacked him.

“Thankfully, such stranger attacks are extremely rare.

“Following the stabbing on Yew Tree Road, an investigation was immediately launched and significant enquiries were ongoing in order to identify the offender.”

They said: “We would like to thank the victims for their support throughout our investigation.”

During the sentencing on Thursday, June 20, in addition to his custodial sentence Nassor, it was decided that he will be on license for five years on release.