CCTV Assists Conviction
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Five youths who cannot be named were sentenced in January at Isleworth Crown Court for
their parts in an assault on a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy
The victims had been out for a meal in the Ealing Road on Sunday 30 May,
as they left the restaurant just before midnight, they met with the
defendants, all members of a local gang, and words were exchanged
between the two groups. The defendants then attacked the victims with at
least one knife being used.
The 15-year-old victim suffered stab wounds to his arm, leg and chest
and the 16-year-old victim suffered a stab wound to his chest.
Both victims were taken to hospital, where they were treated for serious
Officers were quickly on scene and the area cordoned off and key
witnesses identified. CCTV from the area was seized by the investigating
officers which provided overwhelming evidence against the defendants and
showed the extreme violence that was used against the victims.
Both of the victims have since recovered from their injuries.
pleaded guilty to two counts of grievous bodily harm and attempted
grievous bodily harm.
He was sentenced to four years six months imprisonment
[A] 16-years old pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and violent disorder. He was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment
[B] 16-years-old pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and violent disorder. He was sentenced to 27 months Imprisonment
[C] 16-years-old was found guilty following a trial of violent disorder.
He was sentenced to a 10 month detention order.
[D] 17-years-old was found guilty following a trial of violent disorder. He was sentenced to a 10 month detention order.
A - D were arrested at their homes on 3 June 2010; E attended a police station on the 4 June 2010 and was arrested. All were subsequently charged.
All five appeared at Acton Youth Court on 9 June 2010.
Detective Inspector Tim Yates, Metropolitan Police Service, Ealing
borough said :
"Detective Constable Sarah Renshaw was commended by the judge following
this trial. Both DC Sarah Renshaw and Detective Sergeant Shaid Ali,
working with the Crown Prosecution Service, used their expertise,
professionalism and determination to ensure that the best possible
evidence was put before the court.
The level of violence by these individuals has been recognised by the
court and their sentences reflect the seriousness of their offences. We
are committed to holding to account anyone who carries a knife and is
involved in gang violence."
February 10, 2011