Pair guilty of ‘vicious’ stabbing in Worthing

The scene of the stabbing, in Pavilion Road, last year
The scene of the stabbing, in Pavilion Road, last year

TWO men have been found guilty of a ‘vicious’ stabbing in Worthing which resulted in a man losing his arms and legs.

Dominic Brookes, 18, of Croydon, and a 17-year-old from Worthing, were convicted of GBH with intent after a four-week trial at Hove Crown Court, on Friday.

The jury failed to reach a verdict on two other men, who face a retrial.

The incident happened on August 11, 2012, when the victim, Ernest Moyo, was attacked as he left a party in Pavilion Road.

The then 25-year-old had been at the party, and after an altercation with another group, he left.

Later he returned with friends and there was a fight with the four men.

He was stabbed multiple times, and when infection spread to his vital organs, doctors made the decision to amputate his limbs.

Detective Inspector Andy Westwood, at Worthing CID said: “The attack happened after a row about a mobile phone and escalated into a young man almost losing his life. The injuries Joe sustained from the stab wounds have meant he had to have his limbs amputated and therefore the consequences of that night will be with him for the rest of his life.

“This was a vicious attack that left Joe fighting for his life in the middle of the road. We have worked hard, and with the support of Joe’s family, to bring these men to justice.”

The pair will be sentenced on October 4, at Hove Crown Court.

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, September 5.