In Birmingham, England, a startling and graphic machete attack was captured on film as a horrified resident recorded the footage from the window of a nearby home.
A large gang of men can be seen chasing after their victim, knocking him to the ground and brutally attacking him with kicks and stomps.
Two of the attackers can be seen wielding three-and-a-half foot long machetes and can be seen repeatedly using them to strike their victim on his body and head as he lays defenseless on the ground.
Among vicious kicks on the victim’s head and ribs, other members of the gang used hammers to beat him.
Two citizens bravely intervened to confront the attackers who then flee, sprinting down the road. Neighbours and onlookers called emergency services and police officers chased the gang on foot to a nearby street.
Earlier this week, Cressida Dick – commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police – said UK authorities are “hamstrung” by outdated technology and that it’s only helped the “bad guys” race ahead.
Notably, UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid told the Metropolitan Police force to “step up” its response to knife crimes after five murders transpired in just one week.
Facing budget cuts and a short-staffed police force, one must wonder exactly how Javid expects the Metropolitan Police to “step up” their response to any sort of crime now overwhelming U.K. streets.
The number of murders in the United Kingdom has gone up by 14% as robberies and knife crimes continue to skyrocket.
Knife crimes in Birmingham alone is at its highest in nearly a decade – up 19% since 2017. For Javid to place the blame on UK authorities is not only irresponsible – it’s insulting.
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