Machete-wielding man on deadly rampage in London

A man who decapitated an elderly woman in Edmonton, north London in September last year was cleared of murder charges on the grounds of insanity at the Old Bailey in London, Tuesday.

A video released by the Metropolitan Police on the same day shows Nicholas Salvador, 25, smashing and climbing his way through garden fences while brandishing a machete after he had beheaded 82-year-old Palmira Silva. Police were seen surrounding the house Salvador had entered, after ushering children playing in a nearby garden into a separate residence. Police detained the man in the front room of the home, tasering him six times during a violent confrontation that left one officer wounded.