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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

A 23 year old man has been jailed for 14 years after being found guilty of wounding with intent

Rudi Brooks from Thames Ditton was arrested in July after a man was found with stab wounds in Walton Road.

He was found not guilty of attempted murder but ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £170

Upon sentencing, the judge said “the violent, potentially lethal use of knives is all too prevalent amongst males of your age.”

In an extract from the victim’s impact statement, which was read in court, the victim said: “Since being discharged from hospital I have had to make several trips to various hospitals for different reasons. I still suffer with my stab injuries. The wounds have healed but there are large scars across my body that are a daily reminder of what happened to me.”

“What has had a major impact on my life is the fact that I have partially lost the sight in my right eye. I have been having treatment for this but at the moment the medical people do not know if they can save my eyesight.”

Detective Inspector Alison Green of North Surrey CID said: “The victim is incredibly lucky to be alive today. His heart stopped twice and if it wasn’t for the amazing work from the first responders then we could have been looking at a murder trial instead of attempted murder.

“This was not a random act of violence, it was a targeted attack by Brooks against the victim after they’d had an argument earlier that day. Brooks was ruthless and callous in his actions that night they will have a life-long impact on the victim and witnesses.

“I’d like to commend the victim for his bravery throughout the trial, having to relive this extremely traumatic incident was not easy. I hope the verdict and the work of the investigating team will help him start to move on and put this behind him.”
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:03 pm  

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