Man found guilty of attempted murder after ‘vicious’ Dagenham stabbing

Matthew Baker, 28, was today found guilty of attempted murder at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Matthew Baker, 28, was today found guilty of attempted murder at Snaresbrook Crown Court. - Credit: Archant

A man was today found guilty of attempted murder after stabbing his victim 25 times.

Matthew Baker, 28, used a glass in the vicious attack at a flat in Lewis Way, Dagenham, on March 21 last year.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how the 23-year-old victim had to undergo life-saving surgery as a result of the assault.

Baker, of no fixed abode, was found not guilty of making threats to kill a woman in her twenties who witnessed the attack.

Det Sgt Martin O’Donnell of Barking and Dagenham CID said: “It has never been fully established why Baker carried out such a vicious attack but what is clear is that this violent assault very nearly ended in the death of a man.


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“It is only thanks to the skills of medical staff at the Royal London Hospital that the victim survived.

“This has been a protracted and challenging investigation for police but I am glad that justice has finally been served and Baker will spend a considerable amount of time behind bars.”

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Baker will be sentenced at the same court on November 11.

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