Three men who chased another man while armed with knives in full view of children playing have been jailed.
One of the men was found with a large machete-type knife.
Police were called at 6.21pm on May 24 to Islip Street, Kentish Town, following reports of someone being chased by a group of men.
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When officers arrived, the chase had moved onto Kentish Town Road where those involved attempted to flee the scene.
Yvon Nzeza Phyl, 25, and Guynel Henriet, 21, were located by officers and arrested.
Phyl had in his possession a large machete type knife, while two additional knives were recovered at the scene.
Both men were charged the following day.
After looking into CCTV footage, police identified Nahom Medhanie, 22, as also being involved and he was arrested and charged on June 9.
During the course of the investigation, police established that the chase had happened in a residential area in full view of children playing and people going about their daily lives.
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The three men appeared at Wood Green Crown Court on December 23.
Phyl was sentenced to 22 months’ imprisonment.
He had previously pleaded guilty at the same court on August 24 to affray and possession of a bladed article in a public place.
Henriet was sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment.
He had previously pleaded guilty at the same court on August 18 to affray and possession of a bladed article in a public place.
Medhanie was sentenced to 31 months’ imprisonment.
He had previously pleaded guilty at the same court on August 24 to affray and breach of a criminal behaviour order.
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