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Connor Deegan Biography
Who is Connor Deegan?
Connor Deegan, 21, was found by police near Little Ilford Park in London in blood-soaked clothing and a bag containing a large hunting knife that was covered in the DNA of his 18-year-old victim.
He lured the teenager to public toilets on February 17, 2020 while pretending to take her to Ilford train station. There, he stabbed her several times in the neck and stomach during a frenzy.
A court heard that the woman survived the attack and played dead on the bathroom floor until her assailant left. She later managed to get to a nearby house, where a family who watched television let her in to keep her safe.
The knife wound was just inches from the main artery in her neck, according to a family member who spoke to the Evening Standard.
Police arrested Deegan at a nearby address within six hours of the initial attack and he was charged within 24 hours due to overwhelming evidence of his guilt.
Deegan still wore bloodstained clothing and had a bag containing a large combat knife, a balaclava, black gloves, and a pocket knife.
Detectives investigating the stabbing found photographs of Deegan dressed in body armor and calling himself ‘The Punisher’, a Marvel comic book character.
His text messages indicated that he also planned to create his own weaponry and armor. Deegan was a regular cosplayer and would appear in this outfit at nearby conventions and gatherings.
At Inner Crown Court yesterday, Deegan was jailed for nine years and four months for attempted murder, robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.