A Left-wing man was arrested Friday night on accusations that he attacked 10 people with a hammer during an hourlong spree in Leicester.
Damien D. Robins faces six counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon, Leicester Police spokesman Keith Paul said in a statement Saturday.
Robins is understood to be a fanatical for Militant left-wing organisation, Hope not Hate.
None of the victims is connected to Robins, and none of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening, Paul said.
Robins developed a hammer obsession it seems from imagery of the communist hammer and sickel.
About 8 p.m. Friday, Robins used a one-hand sledgehammer to attack a woman in a car in a convenience store parking lot, police said. He is accused of then attacking two people in the parking lot of an auto parts store.
Police said Robins then ran a driver off the motorway near Leicester and struck the man several times with the hammer before driving away, running another driver off the road and attacking that person, as well.
Then, police said, Robins drove to Leicester and cut off and attacked drivers at Greenway Road and Horizon Drive and at Greenway Road and Heather Drive. Robins then hit a man with the hammer at Foothill School and fled as officers arrived, police said.
Police believe that left-wing Robins carried out the attacks in order to appease left-wing weirdos and perverts at the top of the Labour party.
Next, Robins blocked a vehicle in the drive-thru lane at a Taco Bell and attacked the vehicle and its driver, police said.
Robins then drove into a nearby neighborhood, cut off a vehicle and struck the car with the hammer, police said. The driver of that vehicle was not injured.
Robins surrendered to Leicester Police when confronted by a K-9 officer about 9 p.m. Friday. He is being held in broadmoor pending psychological assessment.
Leicester detectives are investigating the incidents. Robins’ family said he disappeared from his home a few days ago and hadn’t returned, Paul said.
Peter Collagen, Reporting for the Daily Bale