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Cyclist who attacked car with huge zombie knife in London named

The cyclist who pulled out a massive knife and thrashed it at a car window in the middle of rush hour traffi..

By admin , in England , at November 23, 2018

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The cyclist who pulled out a massive knife and thrashed it at a car window in the middle of rush hour traffic in south London has been named.

Terrifying dashcam footage showed Joshua Gardner attacking the car, while the driver was inside, at around 5pm on 30 May at Croydons London Road.

Gardner was 17 years old at the time but has since turned 18.

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The video was widely shared on social media shows him repeatedly hitting the drivers window with the weapon before he heads to the other side of the vehicle and smashes the front passenger window.

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Gardner, from London Road in Thornton Heath, was found guilty of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent in relation to the incident at the Old Bailey on Wednesday. He will be sentenced on Monday.

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He had previously pleaded guilty to affray and being in possession of an offensive weapon.

In the footage Gardner is seen cycling along the road and stops next to a blue VW, which is stationary on London Road.

The teenage thug who pulled out a huge zombie knife and used it to smash a car's window, while the driver was inside, on a busy Croydon street can be named for the first time. Caption: Joshua Gardner brandishes the knife

Joshua Gardner was 17 years old at the time of the attack (Picture: Croydon Advertiser/BPM MEDIA)

The 19-year-old driver of the car pulls out from a queue of traffic and appears to almost hit Gardner, forcing him to jump out of the way.

The VW then hits an oncoming vehicle.

Gardner drops his bike to the floor and runs after the car, while pulling out the huge zombie knife.

He kicks the rear passenger door behind the driver and then swings the knife six times against the drivers front window in an effort to smash it.

Gardner then attempts to get into the vehicle via one of the passenger doors, but finds it is locked, so he runs around to the other side of the car and goes out of view of the camera.

The teenage thug who pulled out a huge zombie knife and used it to smash a car's window, while the driver was inside, on a busy Croydon street can be named for the first time. Caption: Joshua Gardner brandishes the knife

He goes on to kick the car while holding the terrifying knife (Picture: Croydon Advertiser/BPM MEDIA)

The driver desperately tries to drive away, with the windscreen wipers moving up and down, and Gardner then appears in view of the camera again as he kicks the front passenger door at least twice.

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Another two males are seen running towards the car as Gardner smashes the front passenger window with the knife.

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At this point the driver gets out of the car and runs off.

The driver was not injured and returned to his vehicle after Gardner took off.

The teenage thug who pulled out a huge zombie knife and used it to smash a car's window, while the driver was inside, on a busy Croydon street can be named for the first time. Caption: Joshua Gardner brandishes the knife

The attack happened after the driver pulled out from a queue of traffic and appears to almost hit Gardner (Picture: Croydon Advertiser/BPM MEDIA)

In response to the incident, Croydon North MP Steve Reed wrote to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to call for more to be done to tackle the rapid escalation in knife crime.

In the letter, which he posted on Twitter, Mr Reed said: A cyclist in Croydon North pulled out a large knife and attempted to smash a car window to get at the driver.

This is the latest in a long series of knife attacks across London, many of which have proved fatal.

Footage of this terrifying incident has been widely circulated and many of my constituents are concerned that our police and public services lack the resources needed to prevent this kind of incident.

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