Three men and a boy sentenced in connection with double stabbing – Slough
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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, three men and a boy have been sentenced in connection with a double stabbing in Slough.
The following defendants were sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday (3/11):
Abbas Bukhari, aged 19, of Whittaker Road, Slough, was sentenced to seven years and four months’ imprisonment. He was also subject to an eight year Criminal Behaviour Order upon release from prison.
Jack Sumner, aged 19, of Tomlin Road, Slough, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. He was also subject to a five year Criminal Behaviour Order upon release from prison.
Baba Sarr, aged 19, of Elmwood Road, Slough, was sentenced to two years and eight months’ imprisonment. He was also subject to a five year Criminal Behaviour Order and a two year Serious Violence Reduction Order upon release from prison.
A 15-year-old boy from Slough was sentenced to receive a youth rehabilitation order with a three year supervision requirement. He was also subject to a five year Criminal Behaviour Order.
Bukhari pleaded guilty to two counts of Section 18 grievous bodily harm, one count of possession of a bladed article in a public place, one count of violent disorder, one count of perverting the course of justice, one count of possession of cocaine with intent to supply and one count of possession of heroin with intent to supply.
Sumner pleaded guilty to one count of violent disorder.
Sarr pleaded guilty to one count of violent disorder and one count of possession of a bladed article in a public place.
The 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty to one count of violent disorder.
They were all convicted and sentenced in relation to the stabbing of two 18-year-old men inside Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre on Friday 13 January this year.
The two victims sustained wounds to the chest and back but have since fully recovered.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Peter Principi said: “This incident was a targeted and horrible attack against two teenagers who received serious injuries.
“The attack was carried out in a busy shopping centre during a crowded Friday afternoon which has left the community shocked and frightened.
“I am pleased that the offenders in this case have been identified and brought to justice promptly by the investigating team.
“Thames Valley Police will not tolerate any incident where violence is used, especially where bladed articles are used.
“We work tirelessly to remove these dangerous individuals from the streets of our town and we will continue to serve our community and bring offenders to justice.
“The ripples of serious violence and knife crime are far reaching, it effects the victims, their families, and our communities.
“It is important that the public helps us in our fight against serious violence and knife crime by reporting to us you could help save a life. If you are worried that someone you know is using violence or is carrying a knife, please report it. We can then take the necessary steps to safeguard them and identify those responsible.
“You can make a report by going to our website or calling 101, or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Notes to editors
TVP now have seven Serious Violence Reduction Orders (SVROs) granted. This is part of a nationwide pilot which has been running since April 2023.
SVRO’s are a civil order placed on an offender by the court who has been convicted of an offence where a bladed article or offensive weapon(s) were used or were present. The order provides the police with the power to stop and search a person subject to an SVRO, to ascertain if they have a bladed article or offensive weapon with them and to detain them for the purpose of carrying out that search, provided that person is in a public place.
UPDATE (9/11): The boy's sentence has been amended to remove a reference to him being released from prison as he has not been given a custodial sentence.