Two men jailed after violent robbery against three victims in Hackney

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Reece Bailey (pictured) has been jailed for 18 years after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife (Met Police)
Reece Bailey (pictured) has been jailed for 18 years after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife (Met Police)

Two men have been jailed following a violent robbery in Hackney.

Reece Bailey, 29, of no fixed address, has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife.

Azemema Ewubare, 30, from Well Street, Hackney, was sentenced to one year and 10 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to robbery.

Police rushed to Mare Street last July following reports a victim had been stabbed by a group of men who then stole his bike.

CCTV operators directed police to a bus stop on Lower Clapton Road where they found Bailey leaning on a bike.

Bailey tried to flee the scene and officers ran after him. They managed to detain him and found a knife in his waistband.

Azemema Ewubare (pictured) was sentenced to one year and 10 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to robbery (Met Police)
Azemema Ewubare (pictured) was sentenced to one year and 10 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to robbery (Met Police)

Police then received information from a local hospital about a second victim who informed medical staff that he had been stabbed.

Ewubare was later arrested by police after CCTV footage showed him discarding a plastic cup before dragging a third victim off his bike to the floor and assaulting him.

Detective Ben Stone said: “These horrifying attacks left undeserving victims seriously injured and afraid for their lives.

“The sentences received today reflect the severity of the crimes that took place. I hope that is of some comfort to the victims.”

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