A tree surgeon nearly died in a “barbaric” axe attack when a road rage dispute turned a street into a battleground, a court heard.
Cameron Brooksbank, 20, stepped in to defend an elderly woman who was abused for her driving, in Rochdale.
But Habibur Rahman, of the town, felt “disrespected” and assembled up to 20 men for the attack, Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard.
One of the mob attacked Mr Brooksbank and almost chopped off his hand. …
Mohammed Awais Sajid, 23, removed an axe from beneath the waistband of his trousers and immediately attacked the defenceless tree surgeon, the court heard.
Sajid struck him in the ribs and then swung the weapon at his head. The blow was only averted as Mr Brooksbank raised his left arm to protect himself.
The assault almost completely severed his arm above the wrist and he nearly died because of the amount of blood he lost.
The tree surgeon staggered away and collapsed as he drifted in and out of consciousness, the jury was told.
“Instigator” Rahman, 27, assembled the mob after he was told to calm down by one of four tree surgeons working in the area.
A gang arrived carrying weapons including knives, machetes, a claw hammer, and an axe.
The culture of the UK is changing. The high trust, relatively harmonious society is gone. Brutish violence sets in, and will rule until it doesn’t. Tony Blair is most to blame, for greatly stepping up Muslim immigration, deliberately to annoy conservatives and their voters.
Reminder: “Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser,” by Tom Whitehead in 2009:
The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and “rub the Right’s nose in diversity”, according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.
He said Labour’s relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to “open up the UK to mass migration” but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its “core working class vote”. …
The number of white, British-born citizens in the UK is at 76% and dropping by about 1% per year. Before 2050 they will make up less than half the population. The left see this as a good thing, and to even point it out draws screams of “racist.”