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3 years imprisonment for teenager who stabbed a man in Chesham

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A teenager has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after stabbing a man in an unprovoked attack in the High Street, Chesham.

On Tuesday 13th March 2018, at 11.30pm, a 49 year old man was walking in High Street after spending a night out in the town centre.

The 49 year old man was approached by an 18 year old man and the two people became involved in an altercation during which the 49 year old man sustained a single stab wound to his lower abdomen.

Police officers attended the scene and arrested the 18 year old man on a train bound for London, he was charged in connection with the offences on Wednesday 14th March 2018.

On Thursday 14th June 2018, at Aylesbury Crown Court, the 18 year old man of Welbeck Road, South Harrow was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

On Tuesday 17th April 2018 the 18 year old man pleaded guilty, again at Aylesbury Crown Court, to one count of attempted Section 18 GBH and a count of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Sarah Lewis, of Aylesbury Force CID, said: ‘The victim was stabbed in an unprovoked attack by [the 18 year old man], who he didn’t know, while walking home from a night out.

This kind of behaviour is unacceptable and Thames Valley Police will continue to work to ensure offenders of violent crimes such as [the 18 year old man] are identified and are brought to the courts to face justice.

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