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Published on May 20, 2013
This video contains footage from a BBC programme titled "Stabbed -- The Truth About Knife Crime". It tries to make a point that even if you're a trained martial artist, or armed for "protection", random act of violence can catch you off guard and lead to your death.
The stabbing presented in the video was caught on CCTV in Romford, Essex in July of 2005. Three men who had just left a nightclub headed for a car they've left nearby. One of the three was a 17 year old Michael Lynch -- a burglar on bail, about to become a murderer.
The three approached two men who stood nearby, minding their own business while waiting for a lift. Without provocation, one of the men is sucker punched while the other is pursued by Michael Lynch who stabs him in the heart with a knife. The stab wound was only 2 inches deep, but it caused massive bleeding that lead to the inevitable.
The stabbed man was a 20 year old student Daniel Pollen. His friend Andrew Griffiths, who had just celebrated his 20th birthday, ended up in a pool of blood with his jaw shattered. Michael Lynch stabbed Andrew Griffiths four times in the chest and back, luckily these stabs were not fatal. 40 seconds after the unprovoked attack, the three men drove off heading home.
Michael Lynch was jailed for life with a minimum of 15 years before being able to request parole. His accomplices -- 19 year old Timmy Sullivan of Barking, Essex and 25 year old Michael Onokah of Ilford, East London were both sentenced to 5 years each. Talk about weak, limp-wristed justice.
Credits to BBC. "Stabbed -- The Truth About Knife Crime"