Teenager jailed for fatally stabbing two men in row outside nightclub

Rashane Douglas has been jailed for murder
-Credit: (Image: West Yorkshire Police)


A teenager who stabbed three men, killing two, after an argument over a girl in a club has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years by a judge who said the case illustrated “the tragic consequences which can follow when a young man carries a knife in public”.

Rashane Douglas, 19, stabbed Haidar Shah, 19, Joshua Clark, 21, and Brandon Coupe, 18, in the chest within seconds of each other following a row outside a nightclub in Halifax, West Yorkshire, in the early hours of October 1 last year.

Mr Shah and Mr Clark died from their stab wounds, while Mr Coupe survived. On Tuesday, Douglas was jailed for life with a minimum term of 28 years by Judge Jonathan Rose at Bradford Crown Court.

He was found guilty earlier this year of murdering Mr Clark and Mr Shah, and wounding Mr Coupe with intent. Judge Rose told him: “This case is an illustration of the tragic consequences which can follow when a young man carries a knife in public.”

He said: “If you carry a knife, you are more likely to draw it; if you draw it, you are more likely to use it; if you use it, you are more likely to cause injury or death.”