A man has been jailed following a knife attack which left the victim fighting for his life.

Jamaine Bryden, 31, of no fixed address has been jailed for 22 years at Wood Green Crown Court today (October 7) following a stabbing on February 25 outside Sporting Green pub in Green Street, Enfield.

After being found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a knife, Bryden was told he must serve half of his sentence, and he cannot be released until the parole board are satisfied for him to be released, as the court found his dangerousness and propensity factors which could cause serious harm in the future.

Police were originally called on February 25 at 12:40am to a fight outside the pub, but after arriving they found the 25-year-old victim lying motionless and bleeding heavily. He was being treated by a member of the public who was a veterinary surgeon and the victim’s friends who were attempting to stem the flow of blood.

The victim and his friends had been drinking at the pub during the evening, one of the friends were assaulted by the defendant in an unprovoked attack and shortly after, the men fought outside where the victim was stabbed in the neck, chest and abdomen by the defendant.

The attacker fled the scene while officers and London Ambulance Service continued to administer first aid. The victim was rushed to a specialist trauma centre with life threatening injuries.

The investigation from North Area CID detectives and assisted by Specialist Crime officers spoke to witnesses and held CCTV enquiries to help identify the attacker.

A major manhunt was launched in attempt to locate Bryden after he fled Enfield, he was arrested on March 28 in Hertfordshire and charged the following day. Bryden was then remanded in custody by the court ahead of his trial.

Notably during the trial at Wood Green Crown Court, the defendant oddly claimed that a meat cleaver discovered during a search of his home address, was something he used to scratch his back with.

He was found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a knife on September 3.

In the sentencing hearing, Judge Aaronber QC said to the defendant: “You produced a knife and in a frenzied, senseless, vicious and entirely unprovoked attack you stabbed at him again and again.”

The veterinary surgeon who assisted the victim was awarded a judge’s commendation for her actions in saving the victim’s life.

Detective Inspector Paul Ridley from North Area CID said: “Bryden launched a savage and unprovoked attack on the victim, stabbing him multiple times - it is clear his intent was to cause maximum harm.

“He has shown no remorse, nor has he accounted at any stage for his actions and the finding of dangerousness reached is wholly appropriate in these circumstances.”