Dawud Ahmed, 18, of Wellesley Street, Shelton, locked up after 17 years old boy was stabbed in the chest during ‘drug deal gone bad’ in a Shelton alleyway.
The victim was stabbed twice – although no one has ever been prosecuted for inflicting the injuries. Victim had gone to Shelton with a friend, intending to sell cannabis.
Court heard, the group including these two defendants clearly had in mind taking the cannabis without paying for it.
“The cannabis was produced and almost immediately the complainant was struck in the face by Dawud Ahmed. Two knives were produced within seconds.”
Dawub Ahmed was seen to grab the bag of cannabis and run away with it. The complainant was badly injured and was in hospital for eight days. One of the blows went into his heart.
Dawud Ahmed has been sentenced to 16 months in a young offenders’ institution after admitting charges of affray and possessing a knife in a public place. His co-defendant, 20-year-old Suhaib Ahmed, of Watermeadow Grove, Etruria, received a community order for his – less serious – role in the disturbance.
Suhaib Ahmed admitted he had been a part of the disturbance but was not involved in the stabbing. He pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of, or provoke, unlawful violence.
He was handed 12-month community order with a 25-day rehabilitation activity requirement and 80 hours unpaid work.