Carpet fitter Jeremy Muda of Cygnet House North, Chrisp Street, E14 was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent (GBH) following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, 16 March. He will be sentenced on Wednesday, 28 March.
The attack happened after a dispute in Manchester Road, E14 on the morning of Monday, 30 October 2017.
Just after 08:40hrs the victim, a 29-year-old man, became involved in an incident outside an address in Alice Shepherd House where he threatened to kill a woman and broke a window at her flat. He then left the address using the lift.
When the victim got out of the lift, Muda was waiting for him and attacked him with a carpet knife causing lacerations across his neck, narrowly missing his jugular vein. He further slashed the victim across the face and upper arm.
The victim was rushed to the Royal London hospital and underwent surgery to repair the wound to his neck. He was subsequently discharged.
On 31 October, Muda handed himself in to police and charged.
“This result sends a powerful message to those who choose to use violence on the streets of London. We will arrest you and put you before the courts to face the consequences of your actions,” said Detective Constable Gemma Thomas from Tower Hamlets CID.