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