A knife attacker who stabbed someone three times in a Teddington shop has been jailed.

Jeffrey Kachila, of Sheen Park in Richmond, was found guilty of attempted GBH with intent and possessing an offensive weapon at Kingston Crown Court on June 7.

The 21-year-old walked up behind his victim in the Kingston Road shop, on January 22, before carrying out the attack which left him needing hospital treatment.

Police claim the victim made it clear he did not wish to help them during the investigation but CCTV footage from the shop helped identify the suspect.

Kachila was arrested the next day and the serrated knife used in the attack was found under his mattress.

After being found guilty of the charges, he was jailed for five years.

Detective Constable Dave Tucker, of the Met’s South West Command Unit, said: “Whatever the motive was for this attack has never been established, but it is clear that Kachila set out that evening with the intent of attacking his victim.

“It is only by sheer luck that the injuries inflicted were not more serious.

“Despite the victim not wishing to support our investigation, we managed to compile irrefutable evidence that Kachila was the person responsible for this attack.”