Girl jailed after attacking teenager with 41cm machete at his home causing 'significant injuries'

The girl used this 41cm machete in the attack. Credit: States of Jersey Police

A 17-year-old girl from Jersey has been jailed after attacking a teenager with a 41cm machete, causing him "significant injuries".

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will serve a one-year custodial sentence for grave and criminal assault at Greenfields Youth Centre and has been given a three-year restraining order.

The incident happened late in the evening on Sunday 19 November 2023 when the girl visited her victim's home in St Helier, armed with a machete.

She confronted him at his front door and a physical altercation took place.

Jersey Police say the teenage victim was left with "significant injuries" to both of his hands and long-lasting scars.

The girl pled guilty to grave and criminal assault on Thursday 18 April 2024, admitting she had the machete at the time of the incident.

However, she denied intending to use it to cause harm.

Following the sentencing, Detective Inspector Christina MacLennan sought to reassure the public, saying: "Jersey continues to be a safe place to live and visit. Many of the incidents reported are related to mental health, domestic incidents or threats only with few resulting in harm.

"Those who do cause harm are dealt with robustly and to ensure that offenders who carry or use knives face justice."

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