A man has been jailed following a "vicious" knife attack last year.

Miguel Costa, 23, stabbed a 37-year-old man in High Road, Tottenham on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Wood Green Crown Court heard the victim had been walking along the road at around 3.30am when he became aware of a group of men sitting to his right on a railing.

One of the men had started shouting in his direction. The victim was unable to comprehend what was being said but clearly heard the word “Latino”.

He attempted to ignore the men, but was pursued by Costa who had produced a knife.

Without provocation he had stabbed the victim in his left thigh, leading to heavy blood loss.

The victim was rushed to hospital for treatment to the wound.

Costa was identified by police officers as he was seen before the attack in a local shop.

A manhunt was underway and on August 27, 2019, Costa was seen by officers in Tottenham High Road near where the attack happened.

He was arrested for the assault and was found in possession of a loaded Browning Self-loading pistol.

There were four live bullets in the chamber.

On August 28, 2019 Costa was charged and remanded in custody where he has remained since that time.

Costa, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and possession of a firearm on October 15, 2019.

He was sentenced on Friday, January 31 to seven and a half years in jail.

He must serve half of his sentence prior to being released and will be subject to a three-year extended licence.

Detective Constable Simon Phillips from North Area CID said: “This was a vicious and completely unprovoked attack on an innocent male who was merely returning home after a night out with friends. I truly hope he is able to move on with his life and recover from this terrible ordeal.

"Costa poses a clear danger to the public which is demonstrated by that fact that we was found in possession of a loaded gun upon his arrest.”

“I hope that this sentence will serve as a deterrent to those intending to carry out these attacks and to possess weapons.

“We always will take robust action against any person found carrying a knife or gun and using it to inflict harm on the streets of London.”