A pair of twins have been locked up for their part in a brutal stabbing that left their victim lying critically injured in the street.
They were jailed along with another accomplice after police found drill lyrics on a phone referencing the weapon used along with the names of two of the suspects.
Twin brothers Steven and Bradley Allison, 19, of Moreton Close, Hackney, both pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm at the Old Bailey in February 2021.
They were sentenced on January 7 this year along with Ti-Reece Taylor, 19, of Daubeney Road, Hackney, for the same crime.
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The incident happened on April 6, 2020, in the Woodberry Down area of Finsbury Park.
The trio, all members of the Stokey16 gang, went out with large knives and machetes in search of someone from the Manor House gang around Stoke Newington.
They headed to West Reservoir, a well-known spot for the Manor House gang to hang out, where they found the teenager and repeatedly stabbed him in the abdomen, chest, right forearm, lower back.
He was left with a punctured lung and his “stomach and intestines hanging out” following the “coordinated, brazen” attack.
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Witnesses described seeing men running with knives around the Woodberry Down area, near Finsbury Park, wearing dark coloured tracksuits.
The 16-year-old victim was then found on the ground after he had been stabbed six times, suffering serious injuries.
Three off-duty doctors happened to be nearby and rushed to his help.
He was then airlifted to an East London hospital for treatment.
Another witness later described seeing the victim’s friends panicking after the stabbing
At the scene, officers found a knife broken in half.
During a later search of an address in Hackney, the other half of the weapon was recovered.
During the search officers also found the clothes the suspects were wearing during the incident.
According to the police, this was a revenge attack linked to gangs.
On Bradley Allison’s phone, police found song lyrics that referenced the broken weapon and mentioned two of the suspects by name.
Detective Constable Luke Martinez from the Central East Gangs Taskforce North said: “In a matter of minutes the victim was stabbed multiple times and left critically injured on the street.
“This attack could have easily resulted in murder and the victim was extremely lucky to survive.
“The sentences received today should send out a clear message; if you choose to participate in the gang lifestyle and aggressively attack others, you should expect a lengthy prison sentence.
“These young men are now paying the price for the choices they have made.”
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