Gang members admit Stoke Newington ambush attack

17-year-old rival youth was stabbed seven times

Violent thugs who took part in a gang clash in Stoke Newington which left a rival teen with gaping stab wounds will spend Christmas behind bars.

The six youths, who are all members of the Smalley Bois gang, set upon a 17-year-old boy as he was sitting in a stationary car outside Lawrence Buildings at the junction with Brooke Road at about 8pm on September 27.

The teen was punched repeatedly then stabbed seven times before his attackers fled the scene.

But investigating officers were able to identify them from CCTV footage taken of the area.

Antonio Rodney-Cole, 19, of Kingsland Road, Hoxton, pleaded guilty to attempting to cause grievous bodily harm at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday (December 7).

And Kevin Hummel, 18, of Darville Road, Stoke Newington, admitted violent disorder along with four other teenagers aged between 14 to 16, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

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All but one have been remanded in custody to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on January 11 for sentencing. A 14-year-old boy remains on conditional bail to appear at Thames Youth Court for sentencing, on a date to be arranged.

Det Supt Lloyd Gardner, from Hackney CID, said: “This result was brought about despite the fact that the victim refused to provide any account or statement to police with regards to the attack. It is testament to the thorough investigation carried out by my officers and in particular the investigating officer, DC Rhodri Gardner, who went the extra mile to gather the necessary evidence to secure these convictions. I would also like to commend the many witnesses that came forward to provide statements in this case, without whose help this conviction may not have been achieved. This case has resulted in six violent gang members being taken off the streets of Hackney.”