Gang member, 20, who was filmed in disturbing dashcam footage repeatedly stabbing a rival waiting at traffic lights in his car is jailed for 11 years
- Tyriq Richards-Tindle, 20, stabbed rival gang member in Luton on July 8 this year
- Victim was able to drive to hospital after the attack where he received treatment
- On Tuesday, Richards-Tindle was sentenced to 11 years jail at Luton Crown Court
A gang member who repeatedly stabbed a rival gang member as he waited in his car at traffic lights has been jailed for 11 years.
Dashcam footage caught the moment Tyriq Richards-Tindle, 20, ran out into the road armed with a knife on Monday, July 8 this year after spotting his sworn enemy in a car in Luton.
As he approaches the front passenger seat door, Richards-Tindle reaches through the open window of the vehicle and thrusts his knife inside.
The victim and his passenger desperately try to fight off the attacker, who eventually retreats – as the injured motorist drives off to hospital where he received treatment for serious stab wounds.
Dashcam footage caught the moment Tyriq Richards-Tindle, 20, (left, after his arrest) ran out into the road armed with a knife after spotting his sworn enemy in a car in Luton (right, in the dashcam footage)
As he approaches the front passenger seat door, Richards-Tindle (pictured) reaches through the open window of the vehicle and thrusts his knife inside
Following the attack Richards-Tindle, from Luton, was arrested.
On Tuesday, he was sentenced at Luton Crown Court for an offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
The court heard it was around 11.45am when Richards-Tindle, holding a knife, approached the car of the rival gang member, who was waiting at traffic lights.
Footage of the incident was circulated amongst police officers, three of whom identified the person with the knife as Richards-Tindle.
As a result, Bedfordshire Police’s Boson team, which is dedicated to tackling gun and gang activity, carried out a warrant at his home where they seized clothing that matched the clothing worn in the dash cam footage.
In an interview Richards-Tindle answered ‘no comment’ to all questions put to him, even when he was shown footage of the incident.
The victim and his passenger desperately try to fight off the attacker, who eventually retreats (left in black alongside another man) – as the injured motorist drives off to hospital where he received treatment for serious stab wounds
Detective Constable Colin Knight, from Boson, said: ‘It’s quite clear that Richards-Tindle was so focused on inflicting violence on his rival, that he spared no thought for others in the area, which included many members of the public.
‘The 11 year sentence that has been imposed on him should serve as a warning to others involved in gangs, or who use weapons to cause fear and intimidation.
‘While other 20-year-olds in our county enjoy their youth, with many heading back to university this week, Richards-Tindle will spend his time behind bars. While in prison I hope he’s able to reflect on his actions.
‘This case also highlights the risks associated with gang activity, as the victim also received nasty injuries and required several surgeries following this incident.
‘To anyone involved I would like to say: this doesn’t have to be your life, and what you’re putting at risk is far more than what you stand to gain.’
His 11 year sentenced comprises a custodial term of seven years and an extension period of four years.