Extended sentence for man guilty of stabbing - Luton

24/07/2014

Luton man Nathan Genus was jailed for ten and a half years today, Thursday, 24 July 2014, after stabbing a man eleven times.

Luton Crown Court heard Genus, aged 20, stabbed his victim in his back and thigh and one wound caused a collapsed lung. The wounds were potentially life threatening to car dealer Mohammed Hoque. But for medical intervention, he would have died, said Claudette Elliott prosecuting for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Genus, of Birchen Grove, Luton, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent on 06 December last year and a second charge of perverting the course of justice.

Following the incident, Genus made telephone calls suggesting Mr Hoque should drop the charges in return for money.

Mr Hoque had gone to see Genus, concerned that his (Hoque's) younger brother was being bullied. Miss Elliott said Mr Hoque went to a garage to ask Genus to leave his brother alone. It led to Genus producing a knife, which he then used to attack Mr Hoque.

In a victim impact statement, Mr Hoque said what had happened had made him want to leave Luton.

The court was told that on the day of the attack Genus had learned that his partner had suffered a miscarriage, which led him to behave out of character.

Judge Richard Foster gave him an extended 10 year and six months prison sentence. He will have to serve two thirds of the period behind bars before he can even be considered for parole and then will be on licence for five years.

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