Moment knifeman, 20, pulls blade out of his trousers and stabs two men during mass brawl outside Essex nightclub – as he is jailed for three years
- Wagner Silva attacked two men outside a nightclub in Essex on October 2, 2021
- The 25-year-old was jailed for more than three years after admitting assault
- Neither of his victims suffered life-threatening or life-changing injuries
By Darren Boyle for MailOnline
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This is the moment a man brandishing a knife went on a stabbing spree outside an Essex nightclub, injuring two men.
Horrifying CCTV footage shows Wagner Silva in a frenzied attack, knifing the pair after a brawl broke out between a group of 15 people outside Unit 7 nightclub in Basildon, Essex, last October.
The 20-year-old has now been jailed for more than three years over the stabbings.
Wagner Silva was jailed for three years and six months after he stabbed two men outside Unit 7 nightclub in Basildon, Essex on October 2, 2021
Essex Police scoured through CCTV footage outside the nightclub where they were able to identify Silva, who was arrested in a nearby Travelodge hotel
Wagner Silva, pictured, stabbed two men during a 90-second fight outside Unit 7 nightclub in Basildon, Essex on October 2, 2021
One victim suffered a deep stab wound to his leg and the second suffered injuries to his arm and leg following the attack outside Unit 7 nightclub in Basildon, Essex on October 2, 2021
In the footage Silva could be seen looking on as the fight started before pulling a massive silver knife out of his trousers and charging at a pair of men.
At one point in the video a man wearing a white T-shirt and black jeans tries to stop Silva by attempting to grab the blade.
The incident took place outside the popular nightclub on October 2, 2021.
The pair attacked by Silva tried to run but during the fight one of the men sustained a deep stab wound to his leg while the second man suffered arm and leg wounds.
In total the incident lasted for almost 90 seconds.
Thankfully, neither of the victim’s injuries were life-threatening nor life-changing.
The attack was witnessed by dozens of people as security guards outside the venue tried to stop the fight.
Silva, of Stratford, east London, was quickly identified as a suspect and was arrested the following afternoon at a nearby Travelodge hotel.
He was charged with two counts of GBH with intent, possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis.
Pc Will Belsham, of Basildon CID said: ‘This incident could have ended up being much worse for Silva’s victims and indeed himself’. Pictured, Silva outside the club in Basildon
He was sentenced at the same court on February 17 to three years and six months for two counts of GBH and 12 months for possession of a bladed article, to run concurrently
He admitted all charges at Basildon Crown Court in November.
He was sentenced at the same court on February 17 to three years and six months in prison for each count of GBH and 12 months for possession of a bladed article.
Each sentence will run concurrently and there was no separate penalty for the cannabis charge.
Pc Will Belsham, of Basildon CID said: ‘This incident could have ended up being much worse for Silva’s victims and indeed himself.
‘It happened in front of hundreds of people who were outside a nightclub in Festival Leisure Park, in Basildon.
‘Officers were able to clearly identify him as a result of CCTV from the park’s control room.
‘Unfortunately for him, that meant he had no option but to admit his guilt.
‘The fact that Silva had a concealed knife with him on this night out shows he was intent on committing crime and this incident could have ended up much, much worse for every person involved.’
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