The soldier was attacked with knives and meat cleavers following a car crash. Two black men in a blue Vauxhall car rammed into the soldier on John Wilson Street, then jumped out of their car and started attacking him with meat cleavers. An eye witness said the attackers were “chopping this guy to pieces, literally hacking at something like it was a piece of meat”.
It is claimed that the men shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, which means God is great in Arabic before attacking. After the attack, the men then waited for about 20 minutes for police to show up and then tried to attack the officers. They were shot by police officers. both of them is believed to still be alive.