Man jailed after Carnival stabbing

Mohammed Ateeq (dob 26/10/90) was sentenced to six years imprisonment at Luton Crown Court today (19 January 2011) for Wounding with Intent.

He was found guilty following a four day trial which commenced on Wednesday 12 January 2011. He entered a not guilty plea to Wounding With Intent but was subsequently convicted.

Mr Ateeq had stabbed his victim, a twenty year old man, in Hillside Road, Luton, at around 7pm on Monday 31 May following the Luton Carnival. They had had a number of arguments earlier that afternoon.

Detective Constable Simon Taylor, investigating, said “We take all incidents of knife crime very seriously and we feel this sentence shows that the courts do too. It just does not make sense for anyone to carry a knife – if they use it they will regret it.

“However this was just an isolated incident and that in general this year’s carnival went off without any major incidents.”

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