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Man jailed for eight years following vicious machete attack in Mile End

Dominic Cummins slashed a man’s arms, chest and head (credit: Metropolitan Police Service)

A man who brutally attacked another male with a machete in Mile End has been jailed for eight years. 

Dominic Cummins, 21, of Invicta Close, was sentenced on Tuesday, 24 September at Snaresbrook Crown Court. 

He was previously found guilty of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. 

The incident began when three men in a car were driving along Bow Common Lane and stopped at a set of traffic lights in May 2018. 

Cummins, who was on a moped, recognised them and quickly dismounted his vehicle to launch a vicious attack. 

Footage shows the start of the attack (credit: Metropolitan Police Service)

He pulled out a large machete from his trousers and two men in the front of the car immediately ran away.

The pair were briefly chased by Cummins but managed to escape towards St Pauls’ Way.   

Cummins then returned to the car. A third man who remained in the back of the car pulled out his own blade when the attacker approached. 

However, the victim dropped the weapon, tripped over and fell to the ground. 

The attacker then slashed the mans arms, chest and head. This caused him to suffer significant blood loss. 

“This was a vicious attack and the victim is extremely lucky to walk away with his life,” said Detective Constable, Andrew Bray.

“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.”


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