Teenager sentenced after admitting stabbing in Kibworth
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A 16-year-old boy who attacked another boy in Kibworth earlier this year has been sentenced after pleading guilty to a number of offences.
The defendant, who can’t be named for legal reasons, appeared at Leicester Youth Court at Leicester Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday 4 October) and was issued with a Youth Rehabilitation Order with intensive supervision and surveillance.
Youth Rehabilitation Orders are given to children or young people who have been convicted of a crime in court. The defendant will have to spend time at the Youth Justice Service and complete several requirements to try to prevent further offending.
He will also be the subject of a curfew and electronic tagging for three months.
He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to attempt robbery, possession of a knife and Grievous Bodily Harm with intent (GBH).
The conviction relates to an assault on a bridge known as the ‘Tin Bridge’ in Warwick Road park during the afternoon of Saturday 6 February.
The defendant approached the 18-year-old victim and demanded money. When the victim refused he stabbed him in the arm.
The teenager then fled from the park and was arrested a two days later.
Detective Constable Alex Horwood was the investigating officer. He said: “The defendant and victim had known each other for a number of years but that made no difference to the defendant’s intentions to rob and harm the victim.
“The defendant chose to carry a knife and had no qualms in using it. The victim, luckily, sustained minor injuries with no lasting damage.
“We take knife crime extremely seriously and work closely with the Crown Prosecution Service and courts to bring people to justice. Our Lives not Knives campaign is aimed at deterring people from carrying knives and educate them about the dangers of doing so. As part of the campaign we want to share the message that 'You matter, lives can change'.”
For further information about the campaign visit www.leics.police.uk