April 16 2014 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Hitendru Limbu, 21, pleaded guilty
A vicious thug who attacked two men after a row outside a kebab house with a 24cm blade, leaving both needing extensive medical treatment, has been jailed for seven years.
Hitendru Limbu, 21, of Quantock Drive, Ashford, attacked the two teenagers who had been enjoying a night out in the town in the early hours of April 16.
Friends Charlie Knight and Ashley Curtis, both 19 and from Ashford, first came across Limbu outside a kebab shop in the High Street in the early hours. Words were said between Limbu and the two teenagers before a scuffle ensued and they separated.
Thinking the argument had been settled, the two teenagers began to make their way home.
But a few minutes later, Limbu approached them and began attacking the pair with a Nepalese kukri knife with a 24cm length blade.
Mr Knight suffered cuts to his nose, chest and his arm and Mr Curtis suffered a wound to his hand.
Officers attended the scene and quickly located Limbu trying to hide his knife under a parked car. He was arrested and charged with two offences of grievous bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon.
Appearing at Canterbury Crown Court, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Detective Inspector Louise Ludwig said: “This was a vicious attack with a knife on two unarmed teenagers enjoying a night out in Ashford.
“Both victims suffered serious injuries when they were attacked by Limbu and as a result needed extensive hospital treatment.
“Limbu knew he had done wrong – trying to hide the weapon when officers attended the scene. It should be noted that he pleaded guilty, but this sentence shows violent crime has no place in our county and will not be tolerated.”
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