Archway teens jailed for stabbing football coach

THREE teenage boys have been jailed for stabbing a promising football coach and seriously injuring his sister.

Brothers Teyon Bailey-Smith, 16, and Ashwin Bailey-Smith, 17, both of St John’s Way, Archway, and their accomplice Carlton Samuels, 17, of Hazellville Road, Archway, attacked the 19-year-old victim in front of horrified witnesses.

They stabbed him in the arm with a large knife in Davenant Road, Upper Holloway, in the early hours of June 5 last year after a petty row.

The victim’s 23-year-old sister also suffered a deep wound to her hand when she stepped in to try to protect her brother.

Both were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The Bailey-Smith brothers were arrested within hours of the offence, and Samuels was arrested the following day.

At Blackfriars Crown Court last week, Teyon Bailey-Smith was sentenced to two years detention and a training order for wounding with intent. He was also sentenced to 12 months detention, to run concurrently, for unlawful wounding.

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Ashwin Bailey-Smith was sentenced to a total of 10 months detention and a training order for unlawful wounding.

Samuels was sentenced to 12 months detention and training order for unlawful wounding.

Sentencing them, Judge Aidan Marron QC said that knife crime all too commonly has a huge impact on families, destroys the lives of victims and the court must be seen to be taking action to stop this.

Detective Constable Marcus Johnson, who led the investigation, said: “This was an unprovoked attack on an innocent young man and a young woman who was injured trying to protect him.

“Police in Islington will continue to actively pursue criminals who choose to engage in violent crime. I commend the victims’ for their bravery and hope that this sentence will in some way help them get on with their lives.”