Zombie knife attacker jailed after judges ruled original suspended sentence was too lenient

Zombie knife attacker jailed after judges ruled original suspended sentence was too lenient

A teenager who attacked a car with a “zombie knife” in broad daylight has been jailed after leading judges decided his suspended sentence was unduly lenient.

Joshua Gardner, 18, was caught on camera hitting a car with a large knife in rush-hour traffic in Croydon, south London, in May.

Gardner, who was convicted of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm, affray and possession of an offensive weapon, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment suspended for two years at the Old Bailey in November.

But overruling the original sentencing, the Court of Appeal jailed him for three-and-a-half years

Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC referred his sentence to the Court of Appeal “due to the serious nature of the offence concerned”.

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