A MAN who tried to strangle three strangers enjoying a Sunday afternoon, including a child, has been sentenced.

Riccardo Talarico, 41, approached three people in Queens Park and tied pieces of string or cable round their necks after hearing voices telling him to strangle them, a court heard.

He will remain at a secure hospital after admitting three counts of intent to cause ABH (actual bodily harm) and being sentenced at Harrow Crown Court, on Friday last week.

The court heard how on Sunday, January 29, the defendant tied a mobile phone charger around the neck of a woman eating lunch in The Alice House restaurant, Salusbury Road, and pulled tight.

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