A woman was stabbed 10 times in a “horrific” attack at her flat in Kentish Town.

James Legg, 31, was at the home in Gilden Crescent in the early hours of November 15, 2021, having spent the day with the victim.

The woman, aged in her 20s, then asked him to leave as he had been drinking and taking drugs, and she was concerned about his behaviour.

After putting on his coat, Legg returned to the victim’s room armed with a knife and launched a sustained attack on her.

The woman was stabbed 10 times and only managed to fend off further attacks by grabbing the knife.

Legg then went to the kitchen to find another knife, allowing the woman time to barricade herself in the bathroom.

At around 1.20am, the victim’s flatmate alerted police to what had happened, but Legg had fled the scene before officers arrived.

The 31-year-old was quickly tracked down and arrested, but refused to provide an explanation for the attack, answering “no comment” during his police interview.

Legg, of Arlington Road in Camden Town, was found guilty of attempted murder yesterday (February 6) following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court.

He was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing at the same court on April 11.

Following Legg’s conviction, lead investigator Police Constable Andrew Fisher said: “This was a horrific incident which left the woman with significant stab injuries.

“From the outset we made sure the she was at the heart of our investigation; supporting her where we could and ensuring we could build the best case to get a conviction.

“I am glad that we’ve achieved this and a dangerous man is behind bars.”