A man has been jailed after he attacked colleagues with a pickaxe at the hospital where he worked.

Central Middlesex Hospital was evacuated and two people left injured after maintenance worker Matteo Bottarelli went on a rampage with the mattock - a type of pickaxe - and a scalpel on June 21 last year.

The 44-year-old, of Central Way, Park Royal, was found guilty at Wood Green Crown Court of the attempted murder of two colleagues and attempted GBH of another in February.

He was jailed for thirty years today (April 30) at the same court, and ordered to serve two-thirds of his sentence in custody.

One of his victims – 61-year-old Trevor MacGuire – has been left with a life-long brain injury as a result of the attack.

Times Series: Trevor MacGuire was attacked at Central Middlesex Hospital last summer

Speaking after the sentencing, he said: “I feel incredible sadness, it was all unnecessary, the actions of Matteo Bottarelli has caused so much pain and complexity for everyone involved.

“There is only one life sentence here which is mine and I have to live these injuries."  

Bottarelli was found guilty of the attempted murder of Mr MacGuire, as well as another colleague, Gideon Tesfay.

He was also found guilty of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent of a third man, Mark Quigley.