A Security Guard working at Holloway Waitrose played a crucial role in police catching the man who stabbed a mother in front of her 3-year-old toddler.
Victor Ikeakhe, 46, helped officers to identify Musa Ismail who attacked Christel Stanfield-Bruce in Caedmon Road on July 18th, and the security guard also gave two tip-offs in 48 hours when he saw the knifeman wondering up Holloway Road, which led to his arrest.
Musa was sentenced to four years and eight months imprisonment, along with a further three years on licence – and Christel and her husband Quinn have spoken of their gratitude to Victor, whose actions helped get them justice.
After we tracked him down, Victor told the Gazette: “I don’t want people to say I’m a hero. I just want people to know I did it because it had to be done, that’s it. I was dedicated [to] this issue and I put a lot of effort in because I was so angry. I knew who he was and police were struggling… I know the police are trying their best but it’s tight and they’re struggling as well. I think the general public should always try as much as possible to support the police”.