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Teenager jailed for stabbing two men

Deon Awodeyi Credit: Kent Police

A teenager has been jailed for five and a half years for stabbing two men in Tunbridge Wells in December last year.

18 year old Deon Awodeyi, of Hetton Lodge, attacked the pair with a knife on Dudley Road, they'd been embroiled in a long-running dispute.

Police said Awodeyi was a 'danger to others'.

The men, one aged in his 20s and the other aged in his late teens, suffered serious injuries.

Both required surgery, one for a stab wound to the lower back, and the other, a stab wound to the arm.

Awodeyi wore a black balaclava during the attack.

He was later identified by witnesses.

Officers attended his address and found a knife hidden under a door matt and the balaclava in his bedroom.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of Grievous Bodily Harm and carrying a knife and was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday 16 August 2017.

Awodeyi is a danger to others. He harbours violent tendencies and doesn’t consider the consequences of his actions."

"I hope this sentence will give Awodeyi the wakeup call he needs to change his damaging behaviour and turn his life around upon release."

– Detective Constable Shelley Rainer, Investigating officer


Man stabbed to death in Hastings

Man stabbed to death Credit: Eddie Mitchell

A man has been stabbed to death in St Leonards.

A 37-year old was found with serious injuries on Wishing Tree Road.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigation after man stabbed to death Credit: Eddie Mitchell

A section of the street has been cordoned off while forensics investigations are carried out.

A 21-year-old man from London was arrested in Clyde Road on suspicion of murder.

He remains in police custody at this stage.

Road sealed off after mans stabbed to death Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Man stabbed near Dartford Station

Man has been seriously injured in a stabbing close to Dartford Railway Station.

Police were called to an alleyway leading from Station Approach at around 10.30pm yesterday night.

Detectives investigating a serious assault close to Dartford train station are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene and is now recovering in hospital.

His injuries are not life-threatening.

Police are expected to remain at the crime scene until late today (Saturday 1st April), as enquiries and evidential searches continue.

Man stabbed is in a serious condition in hospital

A man who was stabbed in Sheerness, is said to be in a life-threatening condition in hospital. Emergency crews were called to Halfway Road near to a holiday park early this morning. Police have cordoned off the area as investigations continue. Detectives are appealing for information.

Investigation underway after man stabbed

An investigation is underway after a man was stabbed in Sittingbourne.

Police were called at 7.23pm this evening to a report of a disturbance in Woodberry Drive. A man in his 30s suffered an injury consistent with a stab wound to his lower back and was airlifted to a London hospital.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the circumstances behind the incident.

There have been no arrests.


Two men stabbed during attack in Poole

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after two men were assaulted in Poole.

Officers were called to Hasler Road on Sunday afternoon.

Two local men aged 22 and 32 were injured. One sustained injuries to his upper leg and the second sustained a hand injury. They were both taken to hospital for treatment. Their conditions are not life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Hasler Road at the relevant time to please call me.”

– Detective Sergeant Simon Perry, of Bournemouth CID

Man stabbed in Brighton

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in Brighton.

Officers were called at around 1.15am on Saturday to Regency Square after two men were seen fighting.

The victim, a 26-year-old man from Brighton, suffered multiple stab wounds and was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

"This was a violent but isolated attack in the city centre and we would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and who saw what happened. "Witnesses can email or call 101 quoting Operation Sienna."

– Detective Inspector Ian Still

Police reassure residents after teenager stabbed near school

Police in Poole are reassuring the public after a teenager was stabbed near Poole High School.

It happened after 3pm yesterday afternoon in an alleyway off Wimborne Road.

A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital for treatment to a single stab wound. His condition was not life-threatening and he has since left hospital. No one else was injured in the incident.

The weapon has not been recovered as yet and detectives are keeping an open mind as to what weapon was involved, but it is not believed to be a knife.

A 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of assault, is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

“While I am fully aware that this incident will have caused great concern to the community, I would like to reassure them that a full and robust investigation is underway to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.

“There will continue to be a heightened police presence in the area while enquiries take place and I would like to thank the community for their assistance and co-operation.

“Should any residents have concerns our local neighbourhood policing team can be contacted to answer any questions and offer assurances.

“I would also like to reiterate that this incident was not connected to the alleged assault in Poole Park on Saturday.

“Finally, if anyone has any information that may help detectives with their investigation I would ask them to please call police on 101 quoting incident number 28:260.”

– Poole Neighbourhood Inspector Shawn Whitley
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