Fifteen-year-old boy sentenced for attack on KFC worker

24/07/2015

A fifteen-year-old boy was sentenced to an extended six and a half year sentence today at Snaresbrook Crown Court for an attack on a KFC worker in Stratford. He was ordered to serve four years in detention with a further two and a half years on license. The defendant was sentenced for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and having an offensive weapon.

Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, Catherine Gould, said: "On 13 March 2015 the defendant was at the KFC restaurant in Stratford when a dispute arose between him and the manager over another customer's chips.

"The defendant became increasingly aggressive and was briefly removed from the shop before returning with a large knife. He then lunged at a KFC worker cutting him on the cheek. Before the victim had a chance to get away the defendant thrust the knife into his stomach.

"This was an appalling display of violence which resulted in serious injuries to the victim. This case demonstrates how situations can escalate catastrophically when knives are involved, even from the most trivial disputes.

"Everyone has the right to live and work in the capital without fear of violence and this right was completely violated by the callous actions of this defendant. At CPS London we are committed to working with our policing partners to tackle this type of violent crime and make the capital a safer place."