June 25, 2015
This is the chilling footage which shows weapon-wielding killer Nicholas Salvador strolling through a north London suburb during a violent 45-minute rampage in which he beheaded a great-grandmother.
The paranoid schizophrenic was captured on police helicopter camera storming through back gardens in Edmonton, north London, after attacking 82-year-old Italian café owner Palmira Silva with a machete.
Before the ferocious attack on the elderly woman, bare-chested Salvador – whose nickname is Fat Nick – had beheaded two cats, just three doors away from where the elderly woman lived.
The delusional killer – who was also armed with a wooden stick – then ran amok, tearing down fences and kicking down neighbours’ doors as the police helicopter hovered overhead.
At one point, the 25-year-old strode towards a driver who was sitting in his car and threatened him with the weapon, forcing him to flee from the scene.
Seconds after killing Mrs Silva, the heavily built 6ft killer also came within just a few feet of two children who were playing in their back garden, who had to be desperately urged away by police.
His rampage was so ferocious that armed police began smashing windows to rescue residents, warning them to run for their lives amid fears of a further attack.
Despite putting himself in serious danger, one officer – who was later praised for his heroic actions – even jumped onto a roof and desperately urged the young children to scramble to safety.
In the audio recorded alongside the CCTV, an officer could be heard saying: ‘He’s agitated and lethal … he needs taking out.’