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Luton man sentenced for masked stabbing

11 Jul 2018

A man from Luton has pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm (GBH), and was sentenced on Tuesday (10 July) at Luton Crown Court. 

On the evening of Saturday, 7 October 2017, Shane Chappell, 36, of Dewsbury Road, attacked a man during an altercation over the repayment of a debt owed by a third party.  

The victim had gone to Chappell's address, believing the person who owed him money was there. On arrival he was met by Chappell who was wearing a balaclava, and was armed with a knife.  

Chappell proceeded to slash the tyres on the man's vehicle and, when the victim got out of his car, the altercation continued, and he sustained a stab wound to the armpit, requiring hospital treatment.  

Chappell was sentenced to prison for six years for GBH with intent. He also received a further six months for using a knife to threaten, and one month for criminal damage, both to run concurrently.  He was also given a further eight months for racially abusing one of the officers who attended the scene.  A total sentence of six years and eight months. 


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Shane Chappell
Shane Chappell

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