11:55 am, Thu 12 Dec 2013
Jake Milton died in hospital after being stabbed in a fight
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Two men have been jailed for killing Bristol teenager Jake Milton. 17-year-old Jake was stabbed with a kitchen knife in Knowle West in a fight arranged on social media.
Lewis Talbot has been jailed for life, Nathan Warburton has been sentenced to nine years in prison
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Lewis Talbot has been convicted of his murder and given a life sentence. The judge told him he must serve a minimum of 16 years. Talbot's friend Nathan Warburton was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to nine years in prison.
5:42 pm, Wed 11 Dec 2013
Police have welcomed the conviction of two men for the murder of Bristol teenager, Luke Jenkins.
Luke's parents said the verdict must send a strong message to all young people that carrying knives is not acceptable.
We are extremely pleased with the outcome today.
The death of Jake Milton was the result of murder and manslaughter.
He was the victim of a vicious series of stabbings.
However what is clear from the trial that his death resulted from a background of issues between young people which resulted in the tragic death of one of them.
Few could have predicted the outcome of the showdown late that evening on Friday June 14 when Jake confronted Talbot and Warburton, who were both armed with knives and used them.
There was a fight and Jake was stabbed, the wounds proving fatal.
– Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Bevan, Major Crime Investigation Team
Both of us have sat in on the trial since it started.
It was unbelievably hard to have to listen to the evidence of how Jake died….No parent should have to go through this.
We have much admiration for the young people that came forward to assist with the police investigation and to give evidence at court.
We recognise the pressure that they must have felt under.
To carry a knife in public carries with it the inevitable consequences that one day you will use it and someone else will get severely hurt or ultimately die.
You will have no credibility amongst your peers and most certainly no respect.
Though nothing will bring Jake back; this verdict must send a strong message to all young people that carrying knives is not acceptable, and that you will be punished severely.
Our advice to young people who would consider carrying a knife is this….look at the far reaching impact that this and other similar cases has had on the families of all concerned, then think again.
There has been no sense of smug satisfaction in this verdict.
We would rather have Jake still here amongst us and enjoy a family Christmas together, but that has been needlessly and senselessly taken away from us.
– Nicholas Milton and Tracey Grant, Jake's parents
5:34 pm, Wed 11 Dec 2013
Two men have today been convicted of 17 year old Jake Milton in Bristol in June.
He was stabbed when out with friends in Cossington Road and died from his injuries at Frenchay Hospital.
18 year old Lewis Talbot has today been found guilty of murder and 20 year old Nathan Warburton has been found guilty of manslaughter.
Lewis Talbot and Nathan Warburton have been found guilty of the murder and manslaughter of teenager Jake Milton
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