A man has had his finger sliced off in a brutal knife crime in broad daylight in Salford.
The violence, which had no apparent trigger, exploded on a street in the Cheetham Hill area of the city.
A grim CCTV video of the attack shows the 30-year-old being set upon just after 7 pm on Monday.
The footage reveals a guy clothed in black, holding the knife attacking another person in a grey tracksuit.
In the video, the victim was seen cowering at the side of the pavement as blows from the blade rained down on him.
An eyewitness said that they saw two guys running to the taxi, then the blade swung and a guy’s finger was cut off.
He added to a newspaper outlet that he was telling them to find his finger, and the witness said they were still in shock.
Two men dressed in black were then seen running to a silver-coloured vehicle before making their getaway.
Greater Manchester Police said in a statement that they were called about 7.10 pm, Monday 2 August 2021 to Bury Old Road, Salford to a report of a stabbing.
Emergency services confirmed that a male had been stabbed and that a man in his 30s had been taken to the hospital with serious and potentially life-changing injuries, but that no arrests had been made and that enquiries were ongoing, and that anyone with information should contact the police.
A shop worker, who didn’t want to be identified, said that it’s quite common and there’s been a few. That there had been four since they’d been there, they thought, and that you had to be conscious of who was about, and that they try keeping themselves to themselves, and that when they get something to eat, they come right back.
Sadly, Manchester has become extremely rough in parts, and it now appears to be out of control, and it appears that the police just don’t want to catch some people, perhaps it’s got something to do with all this wokeness – too busy sorting out those unfortunate souls that are offended by something or another.
Clearly, these people need to be identified and that’s down to the public, someone must know them, and these people have probably been arrested numerous times before, but it doesn’t appear that our justice system does what it’s supposed to.
The problem is that the penalties aren’t stringent enough and this Government fails to act. The minimum punishment should be 10 years for even carrying a knife and life for any attempt to use it, otherwise, this will continue.
Of course, we can’t have a policeman on every corner, but the country’s in a right state, and now there are so many reasons to be afraid. Hearing about crimes with knives all over Britain, and the police seem to be unable to get to grips with these offenders.
And even if they did catch these people, the courts would give out short sentences or put them on probation, and of course, we’re now having such a tough time with all the lockdowns and countless people dying from COVID, and now we have violence on the streets and the stupidity of e scooters to deal with, and some city areas are becoming no go areas, not just to the public, but the police as well.
The more important thing is, where are all these people getting these blades from, surely they’re illegal, and how do they just walk down the street in the country, waving them about. Where are the police when this is occurring?