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Strood thug Ryan Miskin bragged 'I am Chatham's most wanted' during knife attack spree which left one victim unable to watch Peaky Blinders

A thug who boasted "I am Chatham's most wanted" as he embarked on a savage knife attack spree told a judge he wasn't safe to be in society.

One of Ryan Miskin's victims was left so traumatised by the attack he couldn't watch programmes like BBC series Peaky Blinders.

Ryan Miskin has been jailed for 18 years and must serve five on licence when released (48099416)
Ryan Miskin has been jailed for 18 years and must serve five on licence when released (48099416)

Now Miskin has been given a 23-year extended sentence for savage knife attacks on three people.

The 36-year-old father-of-two has been jailed for 18 years and told he will have to serve 12 years before he can apply for parole.

And when he is finally released the judge ordered he serve another five years on licence.

Maidstone Crown Court heard details of a series of attacks carried out by Miskin which left one victim pleading for paper to write to his child because he feared he was about to die.

Between the three unprovoked attacks, he also beat up his lover, tried to crash the car as she drove and then poured petrol before torching the vehicle.

The judge, Recorder David Osborne told Miskin: "These were offences of some savagery."

Miskin, of Wickham Street, Strood, later revealed: "I don't think I am safe to be in society" and the judge retorted: "I concur with that view."

The first attack happened on July 19 last year as Joseph Craddock was walking with his wife towards a children's play area at Gillingham Park at 8.30 pm.

Miskin, who was on a motor cross bike, drove close to the couple and Mr Craddock had to move his wife out of the way before remonstrating with the biker.

Prosecutor Beverley Cripps told how he was met with abuse as Miskin told him: "Don't be a mug I was nowhere near you" before demanding to know what the victim had in his pockets.

She said: "As Mr Craddock showed his keys, Miskin drew a Stanley knife and swiped four or five times towards the victim - leaving him with wounds to his left cheek and left arm, which required stitches."

Ryan Miskin has been jailed for 18 years and must serve five on licence when released
Ryan Miskin has been jailed for 18 years and must serve five on licence when released

On July 22, Miskin attacked his girlfriend of two months after going out for dinner with friends when she objected to him using cocaine.

After she left the room, Miskin became "agitated" saying he wanted to kill himself and began shouting at her.

The judge said: "She asked another gentleman to help calm him down and went to sit in her car and what happened next was nothing short of disgraceful."

As she drove away, Miskin slapped her across the face, saying the argument was her fault and calling her a "**** and tramp" before trying to grab the steering wheel "in order to crash the car into the side of the road".

The court then heard how he jumped out and began smashing the car window with his fist until it cracked.

Ryan Miskin slashed three innocent victims
Ryan Miskin slashed three innocent victims

Later he drove the car while drunk and twice stabbed himself in the wrists as he travelled through Rochester.

Miskin then started a fire with petrol which she was able to put out before it took hold.

On August 20, Miskin attacked two brothers as they visited their mum in Rochester.

He forced his way into the flat, punched one to the floor and slashed another across the face, leaving him severely scarred.

The man says he now tells people the injuries are the result of an accident as he fears being labelled a criminal and that shows like gangster series Peaky Blinders bring back flashbacks.

The court heard that moments after that incident Miskin attacked innocent victim Christopher Cooke as he sat in a car with a friend, Matthew Eldridge.

Miskin, now armed with a screwdriver, demanded he get out of the car before stabbing in the side of his head.

Mr Cooke shouted: "Who the **** are you? '' and Miskin replied: "I am Chatham's most wanted!"

Eve George, defending, said Miskin suffers from a personality disorder and had problems with drink and drugs.

He admitted 15 charges of wounding with intent, arson, causing criminal damage, possessing an offensive weapon and other assaults.

The judge also issued orders preventing Miskin from contacting his victims in the future after ruling he was dangerous.

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