A man charged with stabbing four women in a Hampton car park did it to get revenge on police, a court has heard.

Ethem Aydin Orhon, 67, of Deacons Walk, Hampton, denies two counts of attempted murder and two counts of wounding with intent.

Suzanna Brand, 54, Rani Chandi,71 , Janet Moresey, 62, and Jean Sullivan, 67, were all stabbed during a knife attack in Tangley Park Road outside Sainsbury’s on Friday, May 20.

Prosecuting, Jonathan Polnay QC said: "This case is about a vicious stabbing spree, committed by this defendant against four entirely innocent members of the public. 

"Whilst victims were selected at random, the attack was not without motive. 

"By stabbing innocent women, who were doing their shopping in Sainsbury's, the defendant aimed to get his revenge on police, for what he perceived as mistreatment by them."

The court heard that the day before the attack Mr Orhon was arrested and charged with possession of a knife in Kensington. 

He was released the folllowing day at 9am. 

The jury was told that Mr Polnay had gone home and picked up his spare Leatherman knife and went straight back out, without showering or changing his clothes. 

After the attack, Mr Orhon admitted to a police sergeant he 'should not have done it', and that he 'felt bad'. 

He also said he 'lost control' and that he had felt 'humiliated' when released on May 19. 

In a further interview the defendant said he had been 'mentally tortured' by police, and that he felt he may have been hypnotised. 

Turkish-born Mr Orhon, who came to the UK in 1989, lived in a housing association property "just ten minutes' walk from the Sainsbury's". 

The court heard there was no record of him having any contact with mental health services in the past, and psychiatrists have determined he was not legally insane at the time of the attacks. 

The trial continues.