A DANGEROUS 20-year-old Kates Hill man fascinated by extreme violence and serial killings has been given an indeterminate prison sentence after he savagely stabbed two men with a kitchen knife – leaving one, a popular Dudley musician (pictured), fighting for his life.
Cannabis dealer Sean Davies was found to have designs for “grotesque” weapons, information on bomb making and material on cannibalism in his flat after he inflicted horrific injuries on his two victims – Faid Saleh and Jack Turley, a member of Black Country punk rock band The Fight.
At Wolverhampton Crown Court, Judge John Warner ruled Davies was dangerous and would have to spend a minimum of seven years behind bars but stressed he would only be released when the authorities felt he was safe.
He would also remain on licence for a further ten years after his release.
The court was told Faid Saleh went to Davies’s Cromwell Street flat with Jack and two other men, after Davies refused to sell him any more cannabis because he had not cleared his drug debts.
Hugh O’Brien-Quinn, prosecuting, said Davies came out armed with a seven-inch knife and after being grabbed and punched by Mr Saleh, he went on to stab him three times in the chest and shoulder, before then plunging the weapon into Mr Turley’s stomach.
Jack, a former pupil at Castle High School suffered life-threatening injuries and would have died if he had not arrived at hospital so quickly, Mr O’Brien-Quinn told the court.
Mr Saleh had to undergo two emergency operations and was in hospital for two months. He now has no sensation in his left arm, his vision is blurred and he has difficulties with his co-ordination.
Mr Turley, who toured extensively in the US, Japan, Canada and Europe with the band, is also facing the prospect of another operation in the future.
The court was also told police found information for the manufacturing of acid, nail, aerosol, microwave, petrol and bleach bombs in the flat, as well as material about making gunpowder.
Mr O’Brien-Quinn also informed the court: “There were also designs for a number of g rotesque weapons, information of how to dispose of bodies after removing the limbs and how to avoid arrest as well as a a collection of cuttings dealing with serial killers and cannibalism.”
Davies denied two charges of attempted murder and his pleas were accepted by the prosecution after he admitted two charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Christopher Hotten QC defending said Davies told police: “I do drugs. It’s a dangerous business. I took the knife with me”, adding that Mr Saleh had launched an unprovoked attack on him when he answered his door.
He said it was the victims who had provoked the violence that followed and Davies had “grossly over-reacted. It does not justify what he did but it explains it” Mr Hotten added.
Sentencing Davies, Judge Warner said: “I am completely satisfied you are a dangerous young man and there is a significant risks of harm to members of the public from you.
“The material found in your home shows you have a very disturbing and extreme preoccupation that is more than immature ramblings.”
He also said how Davies had made it clear in interviews that if “someone wronged him” in the future he would not think twice about using a knife again.