A Wandsworth man has been jailed for 10 years and ten months after repeatedly stabbing someone in a “brutal and ruthless” attack.

Mohammed Abubaker, 26, of Ludovick Walk, was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm and sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on April 12.

On July 5 of last year, the victim, a man in his 20s, arranged to meet with a friend on Oak Hill Road in Wood Street Village.

Abubaker turned up and attacked him while he was sitting in his car.

Even as the victim attempted to run away and escape, Abubaker continued to pursue him, stabbing him as he ran.

The victim was in critical condition when his friends drove him to hospital- he had suffered massive blood loss.

Detective Constable Richard Pegden, of the Criminal Investigation Department, said: “This was a brutal and ruthless attack and clear that the intention was to cause serious injury to the victim.

“The investigation consisted of a number of elements which required a real team effort, securing a charge for attempted murder.

“Abubaker plead guilty to causing Grievous Bodily Harm, on the second day of his trial, in February this year.

“Two cars which had been used in the incident were seized and the painstaking work of the forensic team meant that crucial evidence was found within both vehicles, placing Abubaker at the scene of the crime.

“A partially burnt mobile phone, which belonged to the victim, was also recovered near to the scene which enabled detectives to link the victim and Abubaker.

“I would like to thank the victim for speaking out and bravely reliving this terrible and violent ordeal. I hope that today’s outcome will give him the closure he deserves.

“Surrey Police do not tolerate the despicable behaviour that Abubaker showed on that night in July 2017, and we will do everything we can to ensure those who carry weapons, and use them, are brought to justice.”