THREE teenagers involved in a violent street robbery in Hounslow have been jailed for a total of nearly 11 years.
Their victim was stabbed in the face and badly beaten in Martindale Road, Hounslow, as his iPhone 4 mobile phone was stolen, a court was told.
Prince Umoh and Hamse Digale, both 19, and Mahad Nuur, 18, targeted their victim on the night of September 11 last year, Isleworth Crown Court heard.
Earlier that evening, another man had been threatened with a large kitchen knife in nearby Burns Way, and had his phone and cash taken by three men in a similar attack.
The incidents were linked by Hounslow police. Officers viewed CCTV footage, saw the three boarding a bus after the second mugging and they were eventually arrested. They appeared for sentence on Tuesday, March 26, following a four-day hearing at the court.
On March 11, the first day of the trial, Umoh, of Waltham Avenue, Hayes, admitted two counts of robbery, after DNA linked him to the second offence.
Digale, of St Anselm’s Road, Hayes, and Nuur, of Denbigh Drive, Hayes, denied a single charge of robbery in relation to the second mugging, but were convicted.
Umoh was sentenced to three years and nine months in jail, and Digale and Nuur – who was 17 at the time of the attack – each got three-and-a-half years.
Detective Constable Sunny Banerjee of Hounslow police led the investigation. He said after the sentencing: "I hope that the verdict and sentences provide some closure to the victims of these violent offences."