Boys jailed for Taunton stabbing

Two boys have been sentenced for stabbing a man in Taunton earlier this year. They appeared at Taunton Crown Court on 3 November.

The 15 and 16-year-olds, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were found guilty of wounding with intent. They were sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.

The boys stabbed the victim in the chest and shoulder during a confrontation on Colin Road, Taunton, in February. The victim who is in his 30s, was treated at hospital and has since returned home. However the incident has had a long-term impact on him.

Investigating officer Kerry Stone said: “This unprovoked attack left the victim terrified and he now avoids walking home alone at night. He was extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries…. This sentence sends a clear message: do not carry knives.”

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