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Teenager sentenced following unprovoked stabbing incident in Chesham

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A teenager has been sentenced following a stabbing incident in Chesham.

On Thursday 2nd August 2018 an 18 year old man from Chesham, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced at Buckingham Youth Court to five years and four months’ detention. At the time of the offence the man was 17 years old.

On Friday 20th April 2018, the man was charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon. He pleaded guilty on Tuesday 26th June 2018.

At around 1.05am on Sunday 16th July 2017, during a house party at a home in Chesham, the offender attacked a 17 year old boy leaving him with stab injures to his chest that required hospital treatment. It was an unprovoked attack.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Richard Bazeley of Aylesbury Force CID, said: ‘Knife crime is not tolerated in the Thames Valley and officers will thoroughly investigate and prosecute those found to be offending.

The victim in this case was seriously hurt and it was fortunate he survived his injuries. Anyone carrying or using a knife is gambling with their life and other people’s lives.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the victim and witnesses who provided information and evidence in this case.

If anyone has information regarding people carrying knives, I would urge you to report it. You could save a life. You can contact the Force online at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or by calling 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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