Teenager who tried to attack driver with zombie knife avoids jail

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A teenager seen brandishing a zombie knife as he tried to attack a driver has avoided jail.

Joshua Gardner was handed a suspended sentence because, the judge said, he was kidnapped just weeks before.

The frightening video was filmed on a busy street in Croydon as people went about their day.

Joshua Gardner Credit: Met Police

Gardner's outburst of violence was caught on dashcam footage of a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

A police officer recognised Gardner from a previous conviction for attempted robbery.