Westley Murray from Walthamstow was put into an induced coma after being stabbed in the stomach in Dagenham

Knifeman jailed for attack on Walthamstow man

Chambers from Hackney has been jailed for three years for GBH

Westley Murray from Walthamstow

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A knife attacker has been jailed after stabbing a Walthamstow man during an argument.

Unemployed Paul Chambers, 27, of Poole Road in Hackney, was convicted of grievous bodily harm on July 17 at Snaresbrook Crown Court. 

He has been sentenced to three years in prison for the attack on towards Westley Murray.

He was initially tried for attempted murder in November 2013, but the jury could not reach a verdict.  

Mr Murray, 33, stumbled into Essex Minicabs in Dagenham after being stabbed in the stomach in Gale Street on June 30 of last year.

He was taken by taxi to Queens Hospital in Romford, where he spent more than a week in a medically induced coma.

Earlier that evening, police discovered Chambers had had an argument with Mr Murray which led to him being stabbed.

A media appeal was launched to trace the identity of the driver who took Mr Murray to hospital. 

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Phil Rickells, said: "This case was initially difficult for officers due to the lack of information available and the serious condition of the victim.

"Through sheer diligence and determination, my officers found the information they needed to solve this crime and to take a dangerous individual off the streets."



 

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10:41am Thu 24 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

3 years mean 18 months, less time already served, means he will be out in a few months.

The laws on knife crime in the UK are ridiculous. Once again, here is a perfect example of why a vicious incident , originally attempted Murder has ended in a ridiculously light sentence, equivalent of defrauding a bank for a few pounds.

Until knife crime is taken seriously it will be a prevalent offence here and will lead to more untold misery for families.
3 years mean 18 months, less time already served, means he will be out in a few months. The laws on knife crime in the UK are ridiculous. Once again, here is a perfect example of why a vicious incident , originally attempted Murder has ended in a ridiculously light sentence, equivalent of defrauding a bank for a few pounds. Until knife crime is taken seriously it will be a prevalent offence here and will lead to more untold misery for families. Villagecranberry
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11:37am Thu 24 Jul 14

tjm01 says...

Its simply not a long enough sentence, if we really want to tackle knife crime, a mandatory sentence of 5 years with NO remission must be passed for carrying a knife, with a mandatory 15 year sentence for using a knife, and a whole life sentence for causeing death
Its simply not a long enough sentence, if we really want to tackle knife crime, a mandatory sentence of 5 years with NO remission must be passed for carrying a knife, with a mandatory 15 year sentence for using a knife, and a whole life sentence for causeing death tjm01
  • Score: 3

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