Teenagers jailed after Walmley stabbing sees victim lose his kidney and spleen

Three teenagers have been jailed after stabbing a 17-year-old boy in Walmley in a row over a girl.

The trio, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were aged just 16 and 17 when the incident took place on Crawford Road on June 22nd last year.

A six-week trial heard how the victim lost a kidney and his spleen as a result of the attack and is now permanently deaf in his left ear.

The 17-year-old knifeman was found guilty of two counts of possession of a knife, two counts of witness intimidation, wounding and violent disorder and sentenced to nine years in jail.

An 18-year-old was found guilty of possession of a knife, wounding and violent disorder and another teenager, also aged 17, was found guilty of assault and violent disorder. They were sentenced to seven years and 18 months in prison respectively.

A fourth teenager was cleared of any wrong-doing.

Detective Constable Sean Miley said: “This was a particularly violent attack, where they left the victim with life changing injuries and then fled the scene.

“Just carrying a knife leaves you open to spur of the moment actions which can have a potentially fatal outcome. The victim in this instance was extremely lucky to survive.

“We were able to identify the three through our vigorous investigation and these lengthy sentences highlight the consequences of their actions.”

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