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Luton teenager sentenced to 10 years

7 Nov 2017

A Luton teenager has been sentenced to 10 years in Youth Offenders Institute after being convicted of six violent offences.

The boy was sentenced on 30 October 2017 in Luton Crown Court.

The 16-year-old boy was convicted of:

  • Two counts of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH)  with intent
  • One count of robbery
  • One count of threatening to harm a witness with intent
  • Two counts of a possession of a blade or a sharply pointed article in a public place

His violent spree began in September last year when he has slashed a man with a knife in Dunstable.

A few months later on 19 February he used a knife to stab a man in the back.

On both occasions the victims required hospital treatment for their injuries.

Then on 28 February he robbed a man in Dunstable, threatening him with an axe.

Detective Constable Zac Kozlowski said: “Thanks to the hard work of our officers, a dangerous and violent young man has been taken off the streets.

“This case is an example of the consequences and dangers of carrying a knife and it should serve as a warning to other young people who get involved in this type of criminality. The boy will now spend a large part of his youth locked up.

“We will not tolerate the use of violence and weapons in our community, no matter how young the offender is and we hope that this sentence will give him chance to reflect on his actions.”

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