Daniel Popescu: Man jailed for attempted murder of pregnant woman in Aberfan | UK News

A man has been jailed for the attempted murder of a pregnant woman.

Daniel Mihai Popescu, of no fixed abode, previously pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Andreea Pintili in Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil, last December.

The 29-year-old also pleaded guilty to stalking Ms Pintili between 25 October and 6 December 2023.

He was sentenced to 17 years and four months in prison and a further three years on licence as part of an extended sentence.

He denied an additional charge of intimidating a witness.

Local schools and nurseries were placed under a precautionary lockdown for several hours when he attacked Ms Pintili on 5 December 2023.

Officers from South Wales Police were called shortly before 9.10am to reports of a woman having been stabbed in Moy Road.

Witnesses said 29-year-old Ms Pintili was pregnant. She was taken to hospital for treatment before being discharged.

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