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Teenager gets five years for stabbing outside Ladbrokes in Finsbury

PUBLISHED: 13:08 13 November 2014 | UPDATED: 13:08 13 November 2014

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A teenage boy who carried out a broad daylight stabbing outside a betting shop in Finsbury has been jailed for five years.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named, attacked a 27-year-old man outside Ladbrokes in Cyrus Street at about 2.30pm on June 19 – stabbing him several times.

Police and London Ambulance Service went to the scene where the victim was treated for stab wounds to the back and neck before being taken to hospital.

Officers arrested the 17-year-old from Finsbury the next day and he was charged with grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife in a public place.

He pleaded guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court on 17 October and was sentenced to five years in a young offender institution.

DC Paul Dring, Islington CID, said: “I am very pleased with the sentence passed by the court.

“It reflects the seriousness of this case whereby the victim sustained serious injuries. Islington CID are determined to bring all offenders of violent assaults to justice.”


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