Video: Crazed man tries to strangle bus passenger with scarf

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A passenger used a scarf in an apparent bid to strangle a man to death on a bus, a court has heard.

Eric Mjola, 33, started strangling Reynolds Quadjovie from behind after he asked another passenger if they were near the Tesco, where he was to start work as a security guard on the day of the incident on 1 December 2012.

Mr Mjola grabbed him from behind and Mr Quadjovie started to choke on the C1 bus in Earls Court.

According to The Sun, Mr Quadjovie this week told Isleworth Crown Court: "He was killing me, there's no doubt about that.

"He meant what he was doing. He was in complete control of the bus – people were lying down afraid for their lives."

One man shouted at Mjola, "You can't do that, you're killing him," while another said she heard choking.

Mr Quadjovie eventually managed to slip out of the scarf. According to the Daily Mail, he told the court: "I was lucky enough and God was on my side. I made the scarf a bit longer and was able to get it over my head."

He added that the incident had left him emotionally and physically traumatised. The trial continues.

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