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Teenager sentenced for grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon – Chesham

News   •   Aug 10, 2018 12:43 BST

A teenager has been sentenced following a Thames Valley Police investigation in to a stabbing in Chesham.

An 18-year-old man from Chesham, who was 17 at the time of the offence, was sentenced at Buckingham Youth Court on 2 August to five years and four months’ detention.

He cannot be named for legal reasons.

On 20 April this year, he was charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon and pleaded guilty on 26 June.

During a house party, the offender attacked the victim, a 17-year-old boy, at a home in Chesham on 16 July last year.

The victim suffered stab injures to his chest and required hospital treatment following the unprovoked attack at around 1.05am.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Richard Bazeley of Aylesbury Force CID, said: “Knife crime is not tolerated in the Thames Valley and officers will thoroughly investigate and prosecute those found to be offending.

“The victim in this case was seriously hurt and it was fortunate he survived his injuries.

“Anyone carrying or using a knife is gambling with their life and other people’s lives.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the victim and witnesses who provided information and evidence in this case.

“If anyone has information regarding people carrying knives, I would urge you to report it. You could save a life.

“You can contact the Force online by clicking here or by calling 101

"Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."