A teenager who stabbed two of his gang rivals in Croydon during a “violent and brazen” attack in front of horrified passers-by has been jailed.

Jordan Nsumba, 18, stabbed two 16-year-olds, who were apparently following him, during the daylight attack at around 4pm on June 25 in Croydon High Street.

Emergency services were called to the scene near a betting shop as one of the victims had suffered two stab injuries – one in his chest and the other in his arm.

After being rushed to a south London hospital for treatment it was established the injury to his chest had missed his heart by a centimetre.

The other boy who was assaulted in the knife attack was rushed for treatment at a separate hospital after he sustained a stab wound to his shoulder.

Police in Croydon launched an investigation and identified Nsumba through analysis of CCTV footage before he was arrested on July 13 and later charged.

Nsumba, 18, of Handcroft Road, was sentenced to 18 months in prison at the Old Bailey on November 28 after pleading guilty to two counts of committing GBH.

He was also handed a 12-month jail term after he admitted to carrying a bladed article in a public place.

All of the sentences will run concurrently.

The two 16-year-olds that were stabbed by Nsumba both pleaded guilty to affray for their part in the incident.

They later received supervision orders.

Detective Constable Kathlyn Stanley-Quist, of Croydon CID, said: “This was a violent and brazen fight that took place in daylight hours in front of shocked members of the public.

“It’s only by sheer luck that Nsumba is not standing trial for murder, given the injury sustained by one of his victims.

“Knife crime has no place on our streets and the Met is committed to arresting those who choose to carry weapons in public.”