Terrifying footage shows a cyclist pulling out a massive knife and thrashing it at a car window in the middle of rush hour traffic in south London.
The dashcam video shows the cyclist overtaking cars in London Road, Croydon, at about 5pm yesterday. He stops as he approaches a blue VW Polo and looks inside the car, which then swerves out of the queue and hits an oncoming car.
The cyclist then attacks the car, smashing the passenger side window as the driver flees on foot, abandoning his car in the middle of the road. Scotland Yard confirmed no one was hurt and no arrests have been made so far, as officers launched an investigation to find the knifeman. It’s the lastest in a long line of shocking knife attacks that have rocked the capital.
The man attacks the car in the middle of rush hour traffic (Picture: BPM Media)
Out of 62 people killed in London since the beginning of the year, at least 37 people were fatally stabbed. There were 37,443 knife crime offences in the UK in the year up to September 2017, a 21% increase on the previous year and the highest number since 2011.
A Met Police spokeswoman said: ‘We were called at around 5pm to London Road, in Croydon, after someone approached a vehicle brandishing a weapon.
‘With that in mind, the driver of the car has collided with another vehicle. ‘The driver of the car, who the suspect approached with the weapon, made off on foot from the vehicle. ‘The victim later returned to the scene to speak to officers but the suspect made off from the scene. ‘No injuries were reported and no arrests made.’
Anyone who recognises the man in the video, or who witnessed the incident and has information which could help police, is urged to call 101.