A MAN has been found guilty after carrying out a “potentially devastating” samurai sword attack in Swindon’s Railway Village.

Terence Ryan, 40, of no fixed address, was found guilty of GBH with intent at Swindon Crown Court, after the stabbing which took place earlier this year. 

At around 7.30pm on February 7, police were called by a man who said he had been stabbed by another using a samurai sword. 

When officers found the victim close to The Glue Pot pub, he was bleeding heavily around his torso and had blood on his face and shoes.

Ryan was traced to an address in nearby Exeter Street, and was seen to throw a samurai sword from a window. He was arrested and enquiries were conducted by Swindon CID. 

Det con Clare Sylvester-Wyness said: “This was a really nasty incident which left the victim with serious injuries – he required admission to hospital for a number of days in order to recover. 

“The use of a weapon to inflict injury on another person is completely unacceptable behaviour – the sword used in this incident had the potential to have devastating consequences. We will not tolerate this kind of violent behaviour and will thoroughly investigate to ensure offenders are put before the courts.”

Ryan will be sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on August 19.