Knife brothers jailed for Stamford Hill stab attack

Victim chased down and slashed.

A THUG who attacked a man in a post office before chasing down the bus he escaped on and stabbing him has been jailed along with his brother.

Rohan Gordon, 21, of no fixed abode, attacked the victim in Stamford Hill Post Office after accusing him of looking at him provocatively.

The postmaster broke up the fight on July 11 and the victim got on a bus with friends to leave the area.

Unbeknown to him Rohan followed the bus for a mile on his bicycle before jumping on the bus at Stamford Hill Broadway and throwing a bottle at the victim.

The violent thug then called his brother, Jameal, 19, of no fixed abode, and told him to bring a knife.

A fight continued onto the street at which point the younger brother arrived and handed Rohan the knife which he used to stab the victim several times leaving slash wounds to his face, chest and arm.

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The pair were caught after the victim said his attacker referred to himself as ‘Kadou’ and officers began linking with the borough’s intelligence team.

More than 15 witnesses also came forward helping police to arrest Jameal on July 12 and Rohan on July 13.

Rohan pleaded guilty to affray and possession of an offensive weapon while Jameal admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.

The pair were jailed at Snaresbrook Crown Court on November 16.

Rohan was given an extended sentence of 12 years imprisonment while Jameal was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.

Det Con Rhodri Gardner, the investigating officer, said: “This was a callous attack on a young man that left him with life changing injuries.

“The two suspects in this case were left with no choice but to plead guilty as a number of witnesses were prepared to come forward and provide evidence.

“Without the support from the public, we could not have brought these violent offenders to justice.

“I hope these long sentences send out a message to all young people who carry knives or use violence that it is totally unacceptable. We will do everything in our power to ensure those who do are brought to justice.”

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