Thug, 24, who stabbed two women launched his first attack 82 minutes after ...

Jayden Hayes (pictured), 24, carried out the random knife attacks in November and has admitted two charges of attempted murder

Jayden Hayes (pictured), 24, carried out the random knife attacks in November and has admitted two charges of attempted murder

A drug-crazed thug who stabbed two elderly women launched his first attack just 82 minutes after magistrates bailed him in a knife case.

Jayden Hayes, 24, carried out the random knife attacks in November after he developed an obsession with blades through watching videos on YouTube, searching terms such as 'stabbings in the UK' and 'man stabbed 18 times in 25 seconds on train'. 

Just days afterwards he attacked a 61-year-old woman returning home from a fish and chips shop. Three weeks later he slit the throat of another victim, 71, as she walked down an alleyway. Both women survived but have been scarred for life. 

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Police who caught up with Hayes after a major manhunt discovered he had been in custody for waving a knife at a policeman but was then freed on bail by a magistrates court 82 minutes before the first stabbing took place.

Today at Manchester Crown Court, Hayes, from Sholver near Oldham, Greater Manchester, faced jail after he admitted two charges of attempted murder.

The father-of-one had been treated for mental health issues triggered by him smoking up to eight cannabis spliffs a day.

After splitting up with the mother of his child, Hayes' drug use became worse and he started carrying knives. 

The first stabbing occurred on November 1 last year after Hayes had appeared before JPs in Manchester accused of using a blade to threaten a police officer, having earlier spent the evening watching YouTube videos about real life knife murders and near fatal attacks.

Prosecutors had asked for him to remanded him in custody citing other matters including criminal damage and assault against friends and family but JPs freed him on bail at 5pm when he gave a false address claiming it was a 'stable home' and wrongly said he had schizophrenia.

At 6.22pm Hayes was riding his mother's Calle Valour mountain bike in Oldham when he spotted care worker Joy Clarke walking home with a fish and chip supper and a four pack of her beer for her husband Nigel.

Robert Hall, prosecuting, said: 'By complete bad fortune, Ms Clarke's walk home resulted in her being seen by Hayes as he looked for a victim. He rode past her and selected her and was seen to stop his bicycle and cycle back towards her. 

CCTV of Hayes on his mother's mountain bike while looking for victims. After splitting up with the mother of his child, Hayes' drug use became worse and he started carrying knives

CCTV of Hayes on his mother's mountain bike while looking for victims. After splitting up with the mother of his child, Hayes' drug use became worse and he started carrying knives

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'He looked both ways to see if there were any witnesses, then dismounted and ran after Joy Clarke.

'She was in complete ignorance of what was going on behind her as she turned down a small ginnel. Without warning, Hayes, from behind, hit her to the right side of her head above her ear with such force that the blow knocked off her glasses and knocked out her dentures.

'He then put all his weight onto her back and she fell

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