A teenager who stabbed a man during a robbery attempt in Kew has been convicted.
Isaac Musoke, 18, of Perran Walk, Brentford, was found guilty of bodily harm and attempted robbery at Kingston Crown Court on Tuesday, 22 June.
Musoke stabbed his victim over two years ago, on Sunday 20 January 2019, shortly before 08:00 in Royal Parade, Kew.
The 57-year-old victim was on his way to his car when Musoke stabbed him in an attempt to rob him of his belongings.
The man was taken to the nearest hospital, and the doctors confirmed his injuries as not life-threatening.
The incident, which was investigated by detectives from South West Command Unit (CID), found a knife with the victim’s blood on it at the scene of the stabbing.
Detectives discovered DNA on the handle of the knife, which was later matched to Isaac Musoke.
He was arrested on Thursday, 9 July 2020 and was later charged with GBH and attempted robbery.
The leading investigator, Detective Constable Richard Roberts, described it as an “opportunistic crime that began as an attempted robbery but resulted in a violent stabbing.”
He added, “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, said, “Tackling violent crime is a priority for the Met, and we know all too well the heartbreaking 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.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.