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Youth guilty of mindless knife attack’ on boy of 14

PUBLISHED: 17:15 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:32 05 October 2010

A TEENAGER has been convicted of an unprovoked and mindless’ knife attack on a 14-year-old boy outside a college in East London. The 16-year-old is being sentenced on September 5 after he was found guilty at Snaresbrook crown court on Friday (August 8) of attempting to inflict GBH with intent outside Redbridge College in Ilford

A TEENAGER has been convicted of an 'unprovoked and mindless' knife attack on a 14-year-old boy outside a college in East London.

The 16-year-old is being sentenced on September 5 after he was found guilty at Snaresbrook crown court on Friday (August 8) of attempting to inflict GBH with intent outside Redbridge College in Ilford.

"The boy was incredibly lucky to make a full recovery," said Det Sgt Mark Pickard from Redbridge CID. "This attack could have had fatal consequences.

"It was an unprovoked and mindless attack, where the 16-year-old appears to have barged into the boy standing with friends outside the college.

"The boy challenged him and the 16-year-old returned with a lock knife and stabbed him in the chest, then calmly walked away."

The boy was taken to hospital following the stabbing outside the college in Barley Lane, Ilford, at 9.20am on March 28.

Officers with a warrant called at an address in Dagenham later the same day and arrested the 16-year-old and charged him with GBH and wounding with intent.


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