It follows two separate incidents on 1 October 2019, when the defendant was aged just 14.
Shortly before 4pm that day, he approached a 16-year-old boy in Orme Road and demanded he empty his pockets. He then punched the boy, who attempted to continue on his journey, and then stabbed him in the arm. The victim called police and was taken to hospital for treatment. Nothing was reported stolen.
The defendant then travelled by train to Goring railway station. About 4.50pm, he became involved in an altercation with another 16-year-old boy. The altercation continued into the station car park, where the defendant stabbed the victim three times to the chest and abdomen area, requiring hospital treatment.
Imagine the sort of 'child' of 14 that feels confident about attacking people a full two years older than him.
That's the sort of 'child' that the bleeding hearts tut-tut about when they hear that police have used a Taser...
Chief Inspector Sarah Leadbeatter, District Commander for Adur, Worthing and Horsham, said: “Thankfully the two victims in this case recovered without suffering life-changing or life-threatening injuries, but it could have been a whole lot worse. Carrying a knife puts you and those around you at significant risk, and possession of any offensive weapon in public is a serious offence. This is reflected in the sentence imposed.”
Oh, so it was a decent sentence for a ch...
The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, received a custodial sentence of four years and six months at West Sussex Youth Court on Monday 18 January.