Man and three youths jailed for Bromsgrove stabbing incident

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A MAN and three youths have been jailed for a violent disorder incident in which a youth was stabbed in Bromsgrove.

On April 11, 2012, officers were alerted to a disturbance involving a large group of young people opposite the Love Clubrooms nightclub in Worcester Road.

Shortly after being called out at around 10.15pm, police discovered a youth with stab wounds to his back outside HSBC bank, in High Street.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, but his injuries were not life threatening.

On Friday, (February 15), Kemiah Wellington, 18, of Little Hill Way in Birmingham, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court.

He had previously pleaded guilty to violent disorder and was sentenced to three years in jail.

Three youths, all aged 17 and from the West Midlands but who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at the same court yesterday, (February 18).

The three had previously pleaded guilty to violent disorder and have been sentenced to detention and training orders; two of them for eight months and the other for four months.

Sergeant Louise Meeson said: “This conviction is a result of partnership working between West Mercia Police and Bromsgrove District Council.

“Thanks to CCTV from the town centre we were able to identify the offenders and bring them to justice.

“Hopefully these sentences will be a warning to others contemplating violent behaviour in the town and a reminder that we will do our utmost to bring offenders before the courts.”

Bromsgrove District Councillor Margaret Sherrey, responsible for health and wellbeing services including the CCTV service, said: “I’m pleased our CCTV services have once again been instrumental in ensuring lawbreakers are brought to justice.

“The effective local partnership of police and our CCTV services helps to keep Bromsgrove safe.”

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