Hackney thug jailed for six years over Essex stabbing – after being caught by police hiding in a shed

PUBLISHED: 11:45 04 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:45 04 December 2017

Joe Buckley. Picture: Essex Police

Joe Buckley. Picture: Essex Police


A violent thug who stabbed a man in Essex and then hid from police in a shed has been jailed for almost seven years.

Joe Buckley, of London Grove, Hackney, was locked up after admitting his part in the horrific attack in South Ockendon.

The 30-year-old victim had opened the door to a Buckley and his accomplice Patrick Shiels on September 4. After forcing their way in, Shiels slashed at the man with a samurai sword and Buckley stabbed him.

The victim managed to hide in a bedroom and was later taken to the Royal London Hospital with injuries to his legs, stomach, right arm and hand, and left hand.

He underwent two surgeries and still has problems using his hands due to the severity of the injuries.

After the attack, Buckley took Shiels to hospital and was then found in a nearby garden shed after neighbours had called police.

Buckley, 39, pleaded guilty GBH with intent at Basildon Crown Court on Tuesday and was locked up for six years and 10 months.

Shiels, 35, of South Ockendon, admitted the same charge and was jailed on Friday to eight years and three months.

Both were also hit with indefinite restraining orders.

Investigating officer Det Con Samantha Lewin, said: “This was a really nasty unprovoked attack that left the victim with nasty injuries and permanent scars. We received several calls from the public due to the violent nature of this offence and we would like to thank all those involved for their assistance in the investigation.”

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