Machete thug jailed after chilling traffic lights attack on car passenger in broad daylight

Machete thug jailed after chilling traffic lights attack on car passenger in broad daylight

- in Uk News

THIS is the moment a machete-wielding thug launched a vicious attack on a car passenger in East London.

Dominic Cummins, 21, was riding a moped at around 4.15pm on May 21, 2018 when he spotted three men in a car which had stopped at a set of traffic lights in Tower Hamlets, East London.

Dominic Cummins slashed the arms, chest and head of one of the car passengers
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Cummins then pulled up onto a pavement and pulled a large machete from his trousers as he walked towards the car.

The driver and one of the passengers got out and were briefly chased by Cummins on foot but they managed to escape.

The third man, who had been sitting on the back seat, brandished his own blade at Cummins but then tripped and fell.

Cummins proceeded to attack this man with the machete multiple times, slashing his arms, chest, and head, causing him to suffer significant blood loss.

The victim got back into the car and drove off.


Cummins fled the scene on his moped heading north on Bow Common Lane.

It is unknown where the other two men went.

Officers received intelligence that Cummins was responsible for the incident, and he was later arrested on June 14, 2018.

Cummins was sentenced last month at Snaresbrook Crown Court to eight years in prison.

Detective Constable Andrew Bray, of the Met’s Central East CID, said: “This was a vicious attack and the victim is extremely lucky to walk away with his life.

“Cummins carried out this brutal attack in broad daylight, leaving passers-by fleeing in panic and in fear for their own lives.

“Cummins is a violent individual and I’m grateful to the jury and witnesses for helping us to secure this conviction.”

London is still in the grip of a knife crime epidemic with more than 100 violent killings in the capital so far this year.

Last year was London’s bloodiest in a decade – when the number of homicides reached 132 – and the violence continues to plague the capital.

Twenty teens have been killed in the capital this year, 18 of whom were fatally stabbed.

Cummins was given an eight-year prison sentence
Met Police
Cummins spotted the passengers in the car while he was riding a moped in East London
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As Cummins approached the car the driver and one other passenger fled on foot
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