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Carpet fitter from Poplar convicted for brutal knife attack

PUBLISHED: 16:13 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:00 26 April 2018

Jeremy Muda, 31, attacked his victim with a carpet knife, lacerating his neck and narrowly missing his jugular vein. Picture: Met Police

Jeremy Muda, 31, attacked his victim with a carpet knife, lacerating his neck and narrowly missing his jugular vein. Picture: Met Police

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A Poplar man has been convicted for slashing his victim with a carpet knife, narrowly missing his jugular vein.

Recovered knife. Picture: Met PoliceRecovered knife. Picture: Met Police

Jeremy Muda, 31, of Chrisp Street, attacked the 29-year-old man as he stepped out of a lift.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how the knife attack took place following a dispute on the Isle of Dogs the morning of Monday, October 30.

The victim threatened to kill a woman just after 8.40am outside an address in Alice Shepherd House, before breaking her window and leaving using the lift.

Muda, who was waited for him, launched into the vicious assault, hacking away at his neck, face and upper arm.

Carpet fitter Jeremy Muda, 31, attacked his victim with a carving knife, lacerating his neck and narrowly missing his jugular vein. Picture: Met PoliceCarpet fitter Jeremy Muda, 31, attacked his victim with a carving knife, lacerating his neck and narrowly missing his jugular vein. Picture: Met Police

Paramedics rushed the victim to an east London hospital, where he had surgery to repair his neck wound. He was later discharged.

Muda handed himself in to police the following day and was subsequently charged.

He was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent on Friday following a trial.

Muda will be sentenced at Snaresbrook next Wednesday.

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