Man jailed after huge brawl involving 10 people and a machete in Hackney

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Chinonye David Anyiam  (Met Police)
Chinonye David Anyiam (Met Police)

A man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years following a fight involving 10 people in Hackney.

Police rushed to Kingsgate Estate last June following reports of a huge brawl involving weapons including machetes and firearms.

All those involved had fled the scene by the time officers arrived.

Police reviewed CCTV footage which showed Chinonye David Anyiam pulling a large machete out of his waistband before charging towards the group.

He was arrested the following month.

Anyiam, 25, from Hackney, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday, May 27.

He had previously been convicted of violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon on Friday, May 13.

Cal Gregory, from the Hackney Gangs Task Force on the Central East Command Unit, said: “Fights of this nature, involving weapons, can easily spread fear in our communities. The levels of violence and aggression should not, and will not, be tolerated.

“This investigation was made harder as no one came forward to identify themselves as a victim. However, that did not stop us from working hard to make arrests, and ultimately see a man jailed for his involvement.

“Anyiam told the court that he had been carrying an iPad in his waistband but that was clearly not the case. He was there that night to be involved in violence.”

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