A man who attacked and stabbed two boys in Croydon has been jailed.
Jordan Nsumba, 18, of Handcroft Road, Croydon was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment at the Old Bailey on Wednesday November 28 after pleading guilty to two counts of GBH.
He was also sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment after admitting carrying a bladed article in a public place – the sentences will run concurrently.
Nsumba carried out his attack shortly before 4pm on June 25 after confronting two males, who were gang rivals, in High Street, Croydon. The males had been following Nsumba.
Police were called to the scene by paramedics who were at a betting shop in High Street treating a 16-year-old man for two stab injuries; one to his chest and one to his arm. He was rushed to a south London hospital for treatment where it was established that the injury to his chest had missed his heart by 1cm.
A second male, also aged 16, who had also been attacked by Nsumba subsequently attended a separate hospital suffering a stab wound to his shoulder.
Officers from Croydon launched an investigation and following analysis of CCTV, Nsumba was identified as the suspect. He was arrested on July 13 and subsequently charged.
Detective Constable Kathlyn Stanley-Quist of Croydon CID said: “This was a violent and brazen fight that took place in daylight hours in front of shocked members of the public.
“It is only by sheer luck that Nsumba is not standing trial for murder given the injury sustained by one of his victims.
“Knife crime has no place on our streets and the Met is committed to arresting those who choose to carry weapons in public.”
The two 16-year-old boys who were stabbed by Nsumba both pleaded guilty to affray for their part in this incident. Both received supervision orders.