Thursday, 26 April 2018

Brothers Jailed For Teen Stabbing

Ardit & Marcel Sokoli
Two brothers involved in stabbing a 16 year-old just after he got off a bus in south-east London have each been jailed for twelve years.
Ardit Sokoli, 20, and Marcel Sokoli, 18, both of Hither Green, Catford carried out the vicious attack in Lee High Road on September 20, last year.
They were convicted at Woolwich Crown Court of inflicting grievous bodily harm.
They must serve at least two-thirds of the sentences in custody and will be on license for seven years upon release.
The court heard that around 6.00pm a London Ambulance Service crew called police to Cressingham Road, Hither Green, following reports of a stabbing.
Officers attended and discovered the teenager at the scene suffering from a stab wound to the shoulder.
He was conveyed to a south London hospital where he was treated.
His injuries were deemed to be not life-threatening or life-changing.
Officers began an investigation into the incident and established that the victim had exited a route 122 bus in the Lee High Road area.
He was approached by a group of males who attacked him before he was able to flee, eventually ending up in Cressingham Road.
CCTV enquiries identified the brothers as responsible for the attack.
They were arrested at their home address on October 5 and charged the following day.
It is suspected that the victim was known to the attackers but this could not be proven.
Detective Constable James Farrimond, of the Trident and Area Crime Command, led the investigation.
He said: “Now more than ever we need sentences like this to deter youths from carrying knives.
Thankfully this was not a fatal incident, but it is just as needless and alarming.
Now these two brothers will spend some of the best years of their lives in prison when they could have done so many other positive things.
“I would urge any youth concerned in carrying a knife to think whether this is what they want to happen to them.”

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