Jailed: Man who stabbed acquaintance over money dispute in Limehouse

Leigh Holder, 31, was found guilty of grevious bodily harm with intent and was sentenced to nine yea

Leigh Holder, 31, was found guilty of grevious bodily harm with intent and was sentenced to nine years in prison. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

A man has been jailed for nine years after stabbing someone in Limehouse.

Last Thursday at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Leigh Holder, 31 of Jamuna Close, Limehouse, was found guilty of grevious bodily harm with intent to cause injury.

On April 3, in the towpath of Regent’s Canal opposite Carr Street, Holder stabbed the 35-year-old victim, who was known to him, over a dispute about money.

The victim suffered a ruptured spleen, broken rib and collapsed lung.

Holder turned himself in three days later to an east London police station where he was arrested and charged. On April 7, he pleaded not guilty at Thames Magistrates Court and was remanded in custody until last week’s trial.


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DC Safdar Mahmood said: “This was a horrific assault which could have quite easily been fatal for the victim.

“The robust sentence given to Holder shows that those who carry and use knives in violence must face the consequences of their actions.

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“I would like to commend the victim and a witness for coming forward and giving evidence in this trial. Thanks to their courage and assistance we were able to ensure that no stone was left unturned in bringing this offender to justice.”

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