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Two brothers jailed for stabbing teenager in Lee High Road

News   •   Apr 12, 2018 10:15 BST

[Jailed]: Ardit and Marcel Sokoli

Two brothers who stabbed a teenager in a knife attack in Lee High Road have each been jailed for 12 years.

Ardit Sokoli, 20 (09.03.97) and Marcel Sokoli, 18 (15.07.99), both of Hither Green, SE6, were found guilty of GBH at Woolwich Crown Court on 26 February.

They were sentenced at the same court on 6 April.

They were each given 12 years, of which they must serve at least two-thirds; both were ordered that they must serve seven years on license upon release.

The court heard that on 20 September 2017 at around 18:00hrs, London Ambulance Service colleagues called police to Cressingham Road, SE13 following reports of a stabbing.

Officers attended and discovered the 16-year-old at the scene suffering from a stab wound to the shoulder.

He was conveyed to a south London hospital where he was treated. His injuries were deemed to be not life-threatening or life-changing.

Officers began an investigation into the incident and established that the victim had exited a route 122 bus in the Lee High Road area when he was approached by a group of males who then attacked him before he was able to flee, eventually ending up in Cressingham Road.

CCTV enquiries identified the brothers as responsible for the attack.

They were arrested at their home address on 5 October and charged the following day.

It is suspected that the victim was known to the attackers but this could not be proven.

Detective Constable James Farrimond, of the Trident and Area Crime Command, led the investigation. He said: “Now more than ever we need sentences like this to deter youths from carrying knives.

“Thankfully this was not a fatal incident, but it is just as needless and alarming. Now these two brothers will spend some of the best years of their lives in prison when they could have done so many other positive things. I would urge any youth concerned in carrying a knife to think whether this is what they want to happen to them.”