Three gang members jailed after stabbing 16-year-old in revenge plot

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Steven Allison is among three gang members jailed following a revenge attack on a 16-year-old (Met Police)
Steven Allison is among three gang members jailed following a revenge attack on a 16-year-old (Met Police)

Three gang members have been jailed following the attempted murder of a 16-year-old boy as part of a revenge plot.

Steven Allison, 18, of Moreton Close, Hackney, was sentenced to five years after pleading guilty to wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

His twin brother Bradley Allison, 18, of Moreton Close, Hackney, was sentenced to five years and seven months after pleading guilty to wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Ti-Reece Taylor, 18, of Daubeney Road, Hackney was sentenced to four years and six months after pleading guilty in January 2021 at the Old Bailey to wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Police rushed to the Woodberry Down area, near Finsbury Park, following reports of a stabbing at around 6.30pm on Monday, April 6 2020.

The suspects fled the scene and the victim was found on the ground. He had been stabbed six times and suffered serious abdominal injuries.

The victim, aged 16, was airlifted to an east London hospital where he received emergency treatment.

Bradley Allison (Met Police)
Bradley Allison (Met Police)

Witnesses at the scene described seeing men in dark-coloured tracksuits brandishing knives.

Another witness told officers of the moment they walked along the canal path to see the victim’s friends looking panicked and distressed following the stabbing.

At the scene, officers found a knife broken in half.

During a later search of an address in Hackney, the other half of the knife was recovered. They were later forensically examined and found to be one and the same weapon.

Ti-Reece Taylor (Met Police)
Ti-Reece Taylor (Met Police)

Officers also found clothes belonging to the defendants which they were wearing during the incident.

During the investigation, officers studied related drill music videos and managed to identify from them that this was a revenge attack against the victim’s rival gang.

On Bradley Allison’s phone, police found song lyrics that referenced a broken weapon and mentioned two of the suspects by name.

Detective Luke Martinez said: "In a matter of minutes the victim was horrifically stabbed multiple times and left critically injured on the street. This attack could have easily resulted in murder and the victim was extremely lucky to survive.

“The sentences received today should send out a clear message; if you choose to participate in the gang lifestyle and aggressively attack others, you should expect a lengthy prison. These young men are now paying the price for the choices they have made.”

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