Teenager jailed for stabbing delivery driver - Luton

21/03/2017

A Luton teenager, who stabbed and robbed a Just Eat delivery man, was jailed for two and a half years today, Tuesday, 21 March 2017.

Harry Buckley, aged 19, ordered fast food to be delivered to his flat in Stanley Street after 11 o'clock at night on 13 November last year.

Prosecutor Azza Brown told Luton Crown Court that when the delivery man arrived, nobody answered the door. He returned to his car to call Buckley, who had made the order on his mobile phone. At the car, he was approached by two males, including Buckley. They asked for money, but he said he did not have any. Both men attacked him with knives and he was stabbed in his arm and shoulder before they escaped with the food.

Buckley was arrested five days later, on 18 November, with a black lock-knife that the prosecutor said was used in the attack on the delivery driver.

Buckley appeared for sentence having pleaded guilty to robbery and possessing a knife. He had previous convictions for robbery and affray.

Defending, Gerald Colbon said Buckley had a difficult upbringing, having lived in hostels from the age of 14. He said he was now the father of a 12-month-old boy. He said his partner and sister were supporting him in court.

Judge Philip Bartle QC told him: "This was a very serious offence. The victim was stabbed in his arm and shoulder. I hope you will mature and change in prison."

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