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Barber slashes his customer’s throat with razor for throwing away beer can

By Mason White 12:45 PM June 15, 2014
Scene of the incident 

By: Devansh Dutt
A barber was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly slashing the throat of his customer, police in the United Kingdom said.

44-year-old Lloyd Dobrodumow of Newcastle, was accused of assaulting Robert Charles Smith, at his barber shop after an argument broke out over a can of beer.

Dobrodumow runs the shop called “The Demon Barber.” The name is taken from the story of Sweeny Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a fictional character who killed his customers by slashing their throats with a razor.

The victim was left with injuries to his nerves, muscles and glands. Witnesses described seeing the victim staggering from the barber shop clutching his throat, and saw blood stains on the ground.

Police have confirmed that the victim was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary with neck injuries, and remains in the hospital in stable condition. The suspect was remanded in custody for at least two weeks.

Dobrodumow has been charged with wounding with intent to commit serious injury.