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Boy sentenced to prison following GBH incident in West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe

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A 17 year old boy has been sentenced to prison following an incident in West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe.

On Friday 20th July 2018, the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court to a total of five years and six months’ imprisonment for offences including inflicting grievous bodily harm.

The conviction follows an investigation by Thames Valley Police.

The boy was charged with the offences on Friday 12th January 2018. Following a six day trial, also at Aylesbury Crown Court, the boy was found guilty by a majority jury on Friday 22nd June 2018 of :

  • One count of wounding with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm.
  • One count of wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm.
  • One count of possession of an offensive weapon.

The offences took place on Thursday 11th January 2018 when the 17 year old boy was involved in an altercation with a 27 year old man and a 24 year old man in West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe. During the incident, the boy used a knife to stab the two men.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Dave Mitchell, of High Wycombe Force CID, said: ‘This case serves to highlight the damaging effects that carrying a knife can bring.

The two victims in this case were left with serious injuries, and this sentence shows the consequences of this type of offence.

I would like to thank the victims and witnesses in this case for their bravery throughout the investigation and trial.

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