Syon Estate attacker sent to prison

Man who stabbed former friend gets four years

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David Jolly, aged 33, formerly of the Syon Estate, Brentford was sentenced to 4 years for GBH with intent and 6 months for possession of an offensive weapon after stabbing a former friend in the back during an argument. David Jolly had previously pleaded guilty to the offences on 29/4/05 at Harrow Crown Court.

Police had been called at approx 17.15 on 13/10/04 to reports of an altercation in Beech Avenue, Brentford.

The victim, aged 19, also of the Syon Estate, Brentford, had been taken by a friend to West Middlesex Hospital, where he was treated for two stab wounds to the back.

During the attack the victim sustained a punctured lung and diaphragm and is still recovering from his injuries.

Jolly was arrested at a house nearby on the same day. He was charged on the 14/10/04 after police interviewed him and uncovered the knife used in the assault under the floorboards in his bedroom.

The sentences are to run concurrently. Detective Sergeant Martin Cole of Hounslow CID said: "We are pleased at the outcome of this case and hope that this goes some way to comfort the victim who is still suffering from the injuries sustained in this attack. This sentence should act as a deterrent to anybody tempted to carry and use a knife ”

30 June 2005