Knife attacker jailed in UK

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A Bermudian who launched a savage knife attack on another man in London has been jailed for eight years.

J’Dun Thompson stabbed Ahmed Hewa twice in the side of the chest with a hunting knife, Croydon Crown Court heard this week.

The 24-year-old had gone to watch a football match at a friend’s home in Croydon on the evening of July 2, this year, when a row erupted between the pair over a woman they had both dated. As the argument escalated Thompson stood over Mr Hewa on the couch and pulled out the three-inch blade and yelled at his victim.

He then lashed out at him twice plunging the knife into Mr Hewa’s side.

Mr Hewa ran out into the street pouring with blood and collapsed.

He was rushed to hospital and treated for a stab wound to the liver as well as a large amount of internal bleeding to the right side of his chest. He remained in hospital for four days before being discharged.

Thompson was arrested and initially charged with wounding Mr Hewa with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

He was due go on trial this week but changed his plea at the last moment.

He was then jailed for eight years for the attack.

In 2009 Thompson was jailed for 12 months for possessing a bladed article in Bermuda.

A year later, at the age of 16, he was shot in the foot in what police believed was a gang shooting on Court Street in Hamilton.

Since moving to the UK Thompson has also been in trouble with the law. In January 2013 he was given an 18-month suspended prison sentence for witness intimidation.

Meanwhile, in August 2014 he was jailed for four years for robbery. Thompson had been released on licence for that offence when he committed the Croydon stabbing.

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Published Dec 2, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated Dec 2, 2016 at 11:09 am)

Knife attacker jailed in UK

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