Knives appear be increasingly un-binned in the United Kingdom despite the government’s best efforts, as new footage shows a grisly blade attack during broad daylight on a busy Gloucester street.
In the disturbing video, which was posted to Twitter Tuesday morning, a deranged man brandishing a large kitchen knife can be seen chasing another man, whose shirt is soaked in blood, into the middle of a busy two-lane street.
The second man collapses in the middle of the road, and his attacker stabs down repeatedly as multiple passersby attempt to restrain him.
Multiple people can be heard shouting in a foreign language as the chaos, while another voice, possibly the victim’s, can be heard repeatedly yelling, “Please no, please stop, please, call police, please no.”
The deranged aichmomaniac then bursts free from the clutches of the Good Samaritans to get in another stab at the kidney region of his victim, who screams and goes limp against the curb.
The passersby finally manage to pin the attacker’s arms and wrest the knife from away from him, and one man picks the weapon off the ground and seemingly attempts to dispose of it in a nearby garbage bin before the video ends.
WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO
The British government has been roundly mocked for its “Save A Life, Surrender Your Knife” campaign which has set up thousands of disposal bins around the country so wayward youths and miscreants can “bin that knife” in a bid to deal with the country’s massive spike in blade crime.
National File has previously reported on the U.K.’s crime wave:
The spike in street crime in the U.K. since the early 2000s has been jarring and precipitous, with the London crime rate overtaking that of New York City in 2018. Despite the assurances of London mayor Sadiq Khan that violent attacks and acts of terrorism are just “part and parcel” of living in a large city, there is a major panic about the crime in the U.K.
After falling for a decade, knife crime is on the rise in Britain. There were 285 knife homicides in England and Wales from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, the highest number since comparable records began in 1946.
The number of people admitted to hospitals with blade injuries rose 8 percent from the year before.
Knives are the most common weapon used in slayings in the U.K., where guns are tightly restricted. About 40 percent of murder victims were stabbed to death last year, while only 4 percent were shot.
The graphic video currently has over 140,000 views and 2,000 retweets on Twitter.