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A man with bloody hands and a meat cleaver is caught on video after a gruesome killing on a London street.
(Standard.co) A soldier was apparently beheaded and hacked at with a meat cleaver by two attackers, who were then shot by armed police near the Woolwich Barracks. The young victim, wearing a Help for Heroes T-shirt, was attacked “like a piece of meat” and dumped in the street, according to witness reports.

Whitehall sources say it is “a fair supposition” that the incident was a terrorist incident, according to reports from the BBC, and senior police sources have told Sky News that they are treating the incident as a “politically motivated Islamist terror attack”.

One witness, identified as James, told LBC that he and his partner saw two black men attack the victim.

Fighting back tears, James said the men treated their victim as a “piece of meat” after he was dead.

“These two guys were crazed,” he said on air.

“They were hacking at this poor guy, literally chopping him, cutting him, like it was a piece of meat. We though they were trying to remove his organs or something.

“They dragged him from the pavement and dumped his body in the middle of the road and left his body there.”

He said that after the “horrendous” attack, the two men, in their twenties, just stood around, waving knives and a gun, even asking people nearby to take pictures of them “as if they wanted to be on TV or something”.

“They were oblivious to anything, they were more worried about having their photo taken, running up and down the road,” he said.

“They had no intention of running off or leaving or anything.

“In my opinion, they were waiting for the police to arrive to be shot by the police. That’s the only thing I can think.

“It’s horrendous what they were doing to that guy.”

One Whitehall source said the attackers, who are now being treated in hospital after being shot by police, were heard to shout ‘Allah Akbar’ during the assault in Woolwich, south east London.

Prime Minister David Cameron described the Woolwich killing as “truly shocking” and said he had asked the Home Secretary to chair a meeting of Cobra, the Government’s emergency committee.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson called the incident a “sickening, deluded and unforgivable act of violence.”

A video has since been released by ITV which shows one of the suspects calmly walking towards the camera with what appears to be two large knives clasped by the handles in his bloodied left hand.

Gesticulating with both hands – while gripping the weapons – the man points to his own face as he says: “We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

Over his shoulder, a group of onlookers can be seen just a few steps from the victim.

Traffic, including an articulated lorry, has stopped on the carriageway, metres from the figure lying in the road.

The suspect, speaking clear English with a London accent, appears to try to justify the attack, saying: “I apologise that women have had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same.

“You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you.”

Witnesses also said that it was 20 minutes before armed police arrived at the scene.

“When the armed police came flying around the corner, the man with the beanie hat, the tall guy, he charged at the police vehicle,” James added.

“A shot was fired by the other guy with the gun.”

London Air Ambulance confirmed that one man was airlifted from the scene, while another was taken away by road ambulance.

Woolwich and Greenwich MP Nick Raynsford said it was his understanding that one person, a serving soldier, was dead and the two alleged suspects were in a serious condition in hospital.

He said he had spoken to both borough commander Richard Wood and Lieutenant Colonel Bob Christopher from Woolwich Barracks.

Mr Raynsford said: “The incident occurred early afternoon. One individual is dead, two others are seriously injured and in hospital.

“The circumstances causing the incident are not yet clear. It’s been suggested it was the product of a road traffic accident, but that’s pure speculation.

“I’ll be talking to everyone who is involved, we will be trying to do everything possible to try and ensure calm in the area. People will be very, very shocked.

“We think a serving soldier was the victim. We don’t know the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“We do know a number of weapons have been seized. They include a gun, various knives, and a machete, apparently.

“The police clearly had to take action in order to try and arrest these individuals.”

Cheryl Spruce, who lives nearby, told Sky News that a nearby school was put into “lockdown”.