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Jailed: Teenagers who cornered victim on train and stabbed him six times

CCTV from the train station and, right, Abdi Hashi. Credit: British Transport Police

Two teenagers have been jailed after a stabbing on a train in Essex.

Abdi Hashi, a 17-year-old who can't be named for legal reasons and a third man who has never been identified cornered their teenage victim on a train waiting at Westcliff-on-Sea station in October last year.

They stabbed him six times in the neck, chest and leg - but his life was saved by an off-duty nurse and a member of the St John Ambulance who were on board.

CCTV showed two attackers chasing the victim through the streets, before they were joined by Hashi at the station. The 17-year-old was seen carrying a machete.

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Hashi and the 17-year-old were both found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm. Hashi was jailed for 13 years while the 17-year-old received eight and a half years.

Basildon Crown Court heard the victim had been chased from a nearby takeaway. CCTV footage showed the 17-year-old running after the man with a knife alongside the unidentified teenager.

All three fled the train when it arrived at another stop.

Hashi and the 17-year-old were tracked down and arrested a week later; Hashi at his home in Grange Farm Close in Harrow, and the 17-year-old at his home in Southend.

The victim underwent emergency surgery and spent the next two weeks in hospital.

DCI Sam Blackburn, from British Transport Police, said it was "testament to the professionalism and skill" of the medics that the attack was not fatal."

"The victim and his attackers were known to each other and the incident itself is believed to have been gang related. Nevertheless, this was a vicious assault which is thankfully something we rarely experience on the rail network.

“Both attackers will now serve a substantial period of their adult lives in jail, and I hope the severity of their sentences will force them to question their violent behaviour.”

– DCI Sam Blackburn, British Transport Police