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Man Stabbed in Croydon Ambush as Teen Attacker Banned from Entering M25 Faces Jail

Man Stabbed In Croydon Ambush As Teen Attacker Banned From Entering M25 Faces Jail

A teenager who launched a brutal knife attack outside Croydon College is facing more than half a decade in prison. Kieron Salisbury, 20, strolled up to the victim and stabbed him twice in a brazen ambush outside the front entrance of Croydon University Centre, in College Road, on Monday, September 25, 2023, Croydon Crown Court heard on Wednesday (May 22).

Man Stabbed In Croydon Ambush As Teen Attacker Banned From Entering M25 Faces Jail

Man Stabbed In Croydon Ambush As Teen Attacker Banned From Entering M25 Faces Jail
man stabbed in croydon ambush as teen attacker banned from entering m25 faces jail

CCTV footage of the bloody assault showed the victim leaning against a bollard with his electric scooter at around 1.15pm. Salisbury, wearing a grey hoodie and black face mask, then charged down the road and made a beeline for him. After thrusting a knife at the victim’s face, the pair struggled and Salisbury’s face mask was dislodged.

Man Stabbed In Croydon Ambush As Teen Attacker Banned From Entering M25 Faces Jail

Man Stabbed In Croydon Ambush As Teen Attacker Banned From Entering M25 Faces Jail
man stabbed in croydon ambush as teen attacker banned from entering m25 faces jail

After freeing himself from the grapple, during which he was stabbed twice, the victim staggered away. Salisbury appeared to say something, then looked over his shoulder before fleeing with the blade in his right hand. Police were unable to locate the weapon, but the court heard evidence a ‘large machete’ was found during a search of Salisbury’s home.

Man Stabbed In Croydon Ambush As Teen Attacker Banned From Entering M25 Faces Jail

The 20-year-old knifeman, formerly of Corbett Close in New Addington, was arrested and made no comment. He later pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife in a public place. After admitting GBH and knife possession at a plea hearing last year, Salisbury was bailed with an electronic monitoring curfew to a caravan site in Sheerness, Kent.

Man Stabbed In Croydon Ambush As Teen Attacker Banned From Entering M25 Faces Jail

Prosecutor Margaret Anucha said the cut to the victim’s chest was 1cm, and the wound to his left thigh was 3cm. She also said his e-scooter was stolen by another group of young men during the attack.

Man Stabbed In Croydon Ambush As Teen Attacker Banned From Entering M25 Faces Jail

In his impact statement, the victim said the trauma of the stabbing had left him abusing alcohol, struggling to go outside, and suffering psychotic episodes and nightmares. He also alleged Salisbury had previously kicked his front door then run off, and on another occasion had ‘jumped’ him (attacked him).

Man Stabbed In Croydon Ambush As Teen Attacker Banned From Entering M25 Faces Jail

Ms Anucha said there was ‘a clear history’ between the men, who once lived at the same accommodation. She recommended a five-year starting point for the Section 18 offence, wounding with intent, and a shorter concurrent sentence for knife possession.

Defence counsel Sahara Fergus-Simms said her client had shown remorse in their pre-conference meeting, but Judge Deborah Charles questioned if he could be taken at face value. “He’s not telling the truth to the author of the pre-sentence report,” she said, “He claims he hit them once. That’s not true.”

He has lied to the probation officer,” Judge Charles continued. “It’s patently untrue. He has a wound to the chest and another to his left thigh.” Defending her client, Ms Fergus-Simms insisted on his remorse, telling the court: “He was in tears today.”

After further mitigation, Judge Charles highlighted a legal issue – which cannot be reported – and adjourned the case. Salisbury was granted conditional bail again, which prevents him from entering the M25.

Before he left, Judge Charles warned Salisbury although she had not made up her mind, he should prepare for immediate custody when he returns. “The fact bail has been granted is not any indication you are getting a non-custodial sentence,” the judge added. Salisbury then left the court with his dad, who sat in the public gallery throughout the hearing.

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