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Two youngsters jailed after attacking a person with a machete in Walcot

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Two youngsters have been jailed after a 20-year-old man was attacked with a machete.

The sufferer was threatened in Queen’s Drive earlier than being chased and attacked in Buckhurst Crescent on September 16, struggling hand and leg accidents.

Police stated he was fortunate to nonetheless be alive.

The boys aged 16 and a 17, who can’t be named for authorized causes, have been sentenced to 33 and 32 months in custody respectively at a listening to at Swindon Crown Court docket on December 22.

Each defendants pleaded responsible to possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily hurt.

The 16-year-old pleaded responsible to threatening an individual with an offensive weapon in a public place.

He was seen wielding a machete and working after the sufferer on Queen’s Drive on September 16. The incident was recorded by a member of the general public on a cell phone.

The sufferer was chased to Buckhurst Crescent the place the 17-year-old joined in with the assault. The sufferer was struck by the youthful teenager and his hand and leg accidents required hospital remedy. 

The sufferer of the assault refused to make a grievance or interact with the investigation.

The defendants have been additionally ordered to pay a sufferer surcharge of £34 on the sentencing and are topic to a restraining order.

Detective Constable Nia Tregunna stated: “I welcome this prolonged custodial sentence and hope that it sends a robust message that this harmful and reckless behaviour won’t be tolerated.

“It was merely a matter of luck that this assault didn’t price the lifetime of the younger man who was focused on this means.”

Report against the law on-line on Wiltshire Police’s web site or by calling 101 however in an emergency at all times name 999.

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