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Six years for teen who stabbed tourist and her host

A 16-year-old has been sentenced for stabbing a tourist and her host Credit: ITV News

A teenager who stabbed two people in an unprovoked attacked in Cambridge has been sentenced to six years in a youth offenders’ institute.

He stabbed a woman in her 20s, who was on holiday from Germany, and her host on Elizabeth Way on July 24.

Police believe it was a case of mistaken identity.

The victims were walking with a friend when they saw the boy and two men run out of a house.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, ran towards and stabbed the male victim four times.

The man told the women to run but the boy caught up with one of them and stabbed her twice in the back.

He was arrested in September and found guilty on March 12 of two counts of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article.

He was sentenced April 9 at Peterborough Crown Court.

“Both victims received serious physical and emotional injuries and were extremely shaken up.

"They have made excellent recoveries but still suffer physically and mentally as a result of the attack."

– Detective Constable Martin Hardy