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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.

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