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Teenager sentenced for stabbing man at Streatham Common station

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A teenager has today been sentenced to three years and ten months for stabbing a man at Streatham Common railway station.

Drew Agyeman-uter, aged 18, of Pathfield Road, Lambeth, London, pleaded guilty at Inner London Crown Court on 8 December last year to Section 18 Wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article.

He was sentenced at the same court today.

On 14 April last year (Good Friday), the victim, who was 18 at the time, was sitting on a bench on a platform at Streatham Common station.

Agyeman-uter arrived at the station on a train and immediately approached the victim and attacked him with a knife.

There was a scuffle close to the café on the platform and Agyeman-uter stabbed the victim multiple times, before leaving the station on foot.

A member of the public found the victim and called the emergency services.

The victim sustained serious wounds including punctures to his lung and kidney.

Agyeman-uter was arrested on 9 June 2017.

Investigative work eventually identified Agyeman-uter as the suspect and evidence including CCTV images and incriminating messages on his phone was collected. He pleaded guilty to the offence in December.

Senior Investigating Officer, Det Insp Darren Gough said: “I hope this sentence will send a strong message out to those young people the consequences of carrying a knife, the victim is this case was stabbed seven times and was fortunate to survive.  The impact of this violent crime causes devastation to all the families involved.”

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