Torquay man jailed for attempted murder of his wife

(Last Updated On: June 24, 2016)

Alexander Toth, aged 45 from Torquay, was sentenced at Exeter Crown Court today (24th June) following his attack on his 41-year-old wife on Wednesday the 23rd March. Toth has been jailed for 17 years.

Officers were called to Hartop Road at around 5.30am on 23rd March to reports of a serious assault. The attack left Toth’s wife with serious injuries.

Detective Sergeant Chris Rooney of the Major Crime Investigation Team said: “Toth’s guilty plea will prevent the members of the family having to attend a trial and relive those horrific events, and we welcome the courts sentence.

“The Major Crime Investigation Team conducted a thorough investigation and if it wasn’t for the actions of the local community, police officers at the scene, paramedics and the medical teams who provided excellent medical care to his victim, Brigitta, this could easily have been a murder investigation.

“I thank everyone who assisted and supported the Police in this investigation including the family who have acted with dignity throughout, and we wish Brigitta well for her continued recovery.”


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