Jailed: ‘Dangerous’ Dagenham brothers who stabbed a man in Rainham pub

PUBLISHED: 08:10 05 September 2018 | UPDATED: 08:10 05 September 2018

Connor and Louis Phillips, from Hardie Road in Dagenham. Picture: Met Police

Connor and Louis Phillips, from Hardie Road in Dagenham. Picture: Met Police


Brothers from Dagenham have been jailed for 28 years for stabbing a man in Rainham over a “minor dispute”.

At Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday, Louis Phillips, 20, from Hardie Road, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. His 22-year-old brother, Connor, also of Hardie Road, was given 16 years, to serve a minimum of 10 with two on licence.

On January 27 in the Albion pub in Rainham, Louis was confronted by a group of men who’d seen him push a woman over. Louis rang his brother, who arrived in a white van.

A 24-year-old who was part of the group left the pub, but was followed out by Louis, who hit him with a belt and stabbed him twice in the side.

Connor arrived and stabbed the victim twice in the shoulder. The brothers fled in the van, which was found burned a mile away in Castle Avenue.

On February 24, the men were arrested on suspicion of grevious bodily harm with intent. They were taken to a police station in east London and charged with Section 18 wounding, affray, and possession of an offensive weapon.

They both denied the offences.

On July 27, following a trial that lasted almost two weeks, the men were found guilty of their charges and were remanded in custody for sentencing.

Detective Inspector Jason Prendergast said: “These brothers carried out a senseless and brutal attack on the victim over what on the face of it appears to have been a minor dispute.

“They decided that they would use a knife to settle the dispute, causing significant injuries to the victim.

“They have been rightly described as dangerous individuals and the sentences handed down by the court reflect the nature of the offence and the complete disregard for the victim.

“We will continue our work to remove those people from the community who take the decision to carry knives.

“I hope that the removal of these brothers from the community will make others pause for thought before they find themselves in the same position.”

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories


Coasters lost 2-0 at Victoria Road in March

Residents face a council tax increase of almost three per cent in the town hall’s freshly drawn up budget proposals.

Thieves have stolen thousands of pounds worth of raffle prizes which were going to a fundraiser for a boy with leukaemia.

Yesterday, 19:00

A photographer who hates having his picture taken has made a last minute call for votes after his work was shortlisted in a national competition.

Yesterday, 17:00

May & Baker manager Micky Wetherall says his side will be full of confidence ahead of their trip to Lopes Tavares.


Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now