FOUR men who took part in a brutal stabbing which resulted in their victim losing both arms and legs have been jailed for a total of 61 years today (Monday, June 16).
Ernest Moyo, known as Joe, was stabbed three times in an horrific attack following a party in Pavilion Road, Worthing, on August 11, 2012.
Today, Dominic Brookes, 19, of Bramble Close, Croydon, Patrick Brookes, 27, of Clifton Road, Worthing, Jeramiah Reynolds, 26, of Ascham End, London, and Trey Johnson, 18, of Victoria Road, Worthing, were all jailed for causing grievous bodily harm with intent at Hove Crown Court.
Patrick Brookes received 16 years in jail, with the other three each handed 15 years.
All four had pleaded not guilty.
Judge Anthony Niblett said: “There is only one cause, one reason, for the nature and extent of the injuries and that is the use of knives. Such injuries cannot be said to be unforeseen if knives are used.
“All who use knives must realise the risks involved and is likely to lead to the injuries sustained by the victim, or may well, as is often the case, lead to death.
“All those who use knives must realise the consequences for them.”
For the full story and reaction, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, June 19.
To see previous coverage of the trial click here