Man jailed six years for Luton stabbing

A man has been jailed for a total of six years after stabbing a man in Luton town centre.

Friday, 31st March 2017, 10:02 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:22 pm

Jean-Pierre Bailey, 24, of Hicks Avenue, Greenford, Ealing, appeared at Luton Crown Court for sentencing yesterday (Thursday) in relation to the incident on 29 May 2016.

During a trial, the court heard that Bailey had stabbed his victim in an unprovoked attack after verbally abusing him in the street.

The victim suffered serious injuries and which required hospital treatment.

Bailey was found guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

Detective Constable Scott Hannam, who led the case, said: “This was a brutal and senseless attack which could easily have cost a young man his life. Bailey is a dangerous individual who is lucky that his victim survived such violence.

“Knife crime is something we do not tolerate at Bedfordshire Police and I am pleased that he has been given a significant custodial sentence. This should serve as a deterrent to others who carry knives, even under the misguided notion of ‘protection’, as the possession of weapons means you are far more likely to be commit or be a victim of violent crime.”