Dagenham teenager stabbed man who refused to surrender his bike

The teenager was sentenced at Basildon Crown Court (Picture: Chris Radburn/PA)

The teenager was sentenced at Basildon Crown Court (Picture: Chris Radburn/PA) - Credit: PA WIRE

A teenager who stabbed a man after he refused to hand over his bike has been sentenced.

The 17-year-old, from Dagenham, was ordered to spend two years and six months in youth detention for the stabbing.

Basildon Crown Court heard during Friday’s sentencing that he approached his 18-year-old victim in High Street, Grays, on November 16 last year.

When he refused to get off his bike, he was stabbed in the leg, but managed to ride home.

He went out a short while later to try and find the 17-year-old and during a struggle, was stabbed in the chest and back.


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He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with GBH – which he admitted on April 19 - and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, which the judge ordered to lie on file.

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