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14 April 2017, 11:39
A 19-year-old man from Hastings has been sentenced to four and a half years in a young offender institution after stabbing and trying to rob another man in the town.
Conor Featherbe, of Ravine Close, was sentenced to 54 months custody at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 7 April after pleading guilty to attempted robbery. He was also sentenced to 24 months for causing grievous bodily harm and six months for possessing a knife in public, all the three sentences to run concurrently.
He was one of two men who approached a group of friends in St Marys Terrace, demanding they hand over their possessions.
When the group refused, a fight started. During the struggle the 18-year-old victim was stabbed in the leg and body causing minor injuries that required hospital treatment.
One of the offenders was identified as Featherbe, and he was arrested soon afterwards. The other one remains unknown so far.
Detective Constable Julian Stokes said; "This sentencing sends out a clear message out to anyone in the area who takes a knife out and intends to use it for a criminal purpose, that they can expect to be traced and to face justice."