‘Smilingknifeman stabbed 5 strangers including mum in bloody rampage

A ‘SMILINGknifeman who stabbed five strangers in a bloody shopping centre rampage has been detained.

Raphael Chevelleau, 43, wounded three people, including a mum with a pram, and attempted to slash two others as he sprinted through the Manchester Arndale.

'Smiling' Manchester knifeman Raphael Chevelleau, 43, launched a violent stabbing spree

‘SmilingManchester knifeman Raphael Chevelleau, 43, launched a violent stabbing spree信用: 功放
The man has been detained following the stabbing in Manchester

The man has been detained following the stabbing in Manchester信用: 功放

Shoppers screamed in terror as they ran for their lives as he went into the frenzy with awide cheesy smileon his face.

Schizophrenic Chevelleau has now been sentenced to an indeterminate hospital order at Manchester Crown Court.

The court heard he bought a kitchen knife on the morning of the attack from Blackley Pound Store near his flat in Rochdale, 曼彻斯特.

He then caught a bus into the city centre before launching his attack later that day on October 11, 2019.

His first victim was a 61-year-old engineer, who Chevelleau stabbed in the back.

He then swiftly moved on to a woman, 35, who was walking through the centre with her husband.

He ran past them before returning to swing the knife towards her stomach, grazing her.




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The victim later recalled Chevelleau had a “wide cheesy smile” as he attacked her.

Chevelleau next targeted a 45-year-old woman who was pushing her baby in a pram.

She had a lucky escape as the knife came close to her ribs, 声称她已经到外面去抽大麻联合了.

A 21-year-old woman from Ireland, visiting the city with friends for an 18th birthday celebration, was then attacked as their group sat outside a Starbucks cafe with suitcases in tow.

She told the court that people were shoutingeverybody runand a crowdliterally partedas Chevelleau was chased by a security guard.

In a statement she said: “The man was looking right through me and looking as if he really wanted to hurt me.

Chevelleau grabbed her and stabbed her right shoulder and right bicep.

He attacked his final victim, a 52-year-old female department store worker, as he ran out of the Arndale.


她说: “I thought I was finished.

Mr Ford said only the layers of her clothing, including a bubble coat, meant she was not more seriously wounded.

Chevelleau dumped the knife in a waste bin in the street after his violent spree lasting just one minute and 27 秒.

As police approached he shouted: “I’m doing this for my people, it’s political. I don’t like this Government.

This is because of the way I have been treated.

Following his arrest at the scene, he later told officers in custody: “I was going to stab my ex-girlfriend but I couldn’t be bothered to travel there so I took it out on someone in town.

Chevelleau pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to three counts of wounding with intent and two counts of attempted wounding.