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Teenager convicted of stabbing man in Kew

News   •   Jun 24, 2021 06:00 BST

Convicted: Isaac Musoke

A teenager has been convicted after stabbing a man during an attempted robbery in Kew.

Isaac Musoke, 18 (17.07.02) of Perran Walk, Brentford was found guilty of grievous bodily harm and attempted robbery following a trial which concluded at Kingston Crown Court on Tuesday, 22 June.

Police were called shortly before 08:00hrs on Sunday, 20 January 2019 to a report of a stabbing in Royal Parade, Kew.

The victim, a 57-year-old man, was walking to his car when he was attacked by a man attempting to carry out a robbery. He was taken to hospital where his injuries were confirmed as not life-changing or life threatening.

Detectives from South West Command Unit CID launched an investigation to identify the man who carried out the attack.

A knife with the victim’s blood on it was recovered from the scene of the stabbing. A DNA match was also found on the handle of the weapon, matched to Isaac Musoke.

Officers arrested Musoke on Thursday, 9 July 2020 and he was later charged with GBH and attempted robbery.

Detective Constable Richard Roberts, who led the investigation, said: “This was an opportunistic crime that began as an attempted robbery but resulted in a violent stabbing. Thankfully, those injuries were not life threatening but I’m sure this incident will have had a long lasting impact on the victim.

“I hope that this conviction demonstrates that the Met will not tolerate any form of violent crime. We are determined to track down violent offenders and we will use all the tools at our disposal to bring them before the courts.”

Detective Inspector Grahame Horwood, from South West CID, added: “Tackling violent crime is a priority for the Met and we know all too well the heart breaking impact that knife crime can have on families and communities in London.

“It is vitally important that Londoners share any piece of information about knife crime they may have. I understand that picking up the phone to share what you know may feel hard, no matter how small or insignificant you think it is, but your information could prevent serious injury or save someone’s life.”

Hard calls save lives. Are you close to someone on the fringes of knife crime? Do the right thing, please give information, 100 per cent anonymously, through the independent charity Crimestoppers. No piece of information about knife crime is insignificant or too small. Any information you give to Crimestoppers can make a difference in reducing knife crime and the harm it causes to families.

Crimestoppers never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or the device you use. Fill in their quick online form or call 0800 555 111. It could save a life.