Perth policeman’s samurai sword attacker found guilty of attempted murder

The man accused of using a samurai sword to slash a Perth police officer’s head down to the bone has been found guilty of attempted murder.

A Supreme Court jury handed down the verdict today after three hours of deliberations.

Senior constable Andrew Swift testified this week that Milos Radovic, 46, appeared angry and was coming at him with what he initially thought was a baseball bat raised over his head in July last year.

After three hours of deliberations, a Supreme Court jury has found Milos Radovic of attempted murder for using a samurai sword against a police officer.

After three hours of deliberations, a Supreme Court jury has found Milos Radovic of attempted murder for using a samurai sword against a police officer.

The constable said he only realised it was a samurai sword as he saw it swing over the accused man’s head.

Constable Swift claims Mr Radovic brought the sword down on him in a chopping motion, in a manner similar to someone chopping logs.

Constable Swift said he felt severe pain on his head then everything went black for a moment.

Radovic used the weapon to slash the head of senior constable Andrew Swift down to the bone in an altercation last year.

Radovic used the weapon to slash the head of senior constable Andrew Swift down to the bone in an altercation last year.

Radovic claims the incident occurred due to a muscle spasm.

Radovic claims the incident occurred due to a muscle spasm.

Mr Radovic was on trial accused of attempting to murder the police officer. 

He denied the charge, and claimed he was suffering a muscle spasm after being tasered and couldn’t control the weapon, which was brought into the courtroom and showed to the jury.

The court had previously been told police had been called to Mr Radovic’s ex-wife’s home that day after reports of him shouting and driving erratically up the street.

It is believed the officers attended the home on reports of a breached restraining order.

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