Three men have been jailed for a total of more than 12 years after a man was stabbed multiple times on Beckenham High Street in March.
Kamahl Cameron, Dyjarn Belle and Jordashe James pleaded guilty to various offences when they appeared for trial at Croydon Crown Court on Monday, September 3.
Shortly after 7pm on March 10 the victim, a 23-year-old man, was attacked on the High Street. During the assault he received six stab wounds, including one which punctured his lung.
Kamahl Cameron, 22 of Colby Road, Gipsy Hill, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for section 20 GBH; three years and nine months’ imprisonment for possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine) – sentence to run consecutively; three years and nine months’ imprisonment for possession with intent to supply class A drugs (crack cocaine) – sentence to run concurrently.
Dyjarn Belle, also 22, of Bennetts Close, Mitcham was sentenced to two years and eight months’ imprisonment for violent disorder.
Jordashe James, 24, of Lunham Road, SE19 was sentenced to two years and eight months’ imprisonment for violent disorder.
Following the attack, officers from the Trident and Area Crime Command launched an investigation. Their initial work identified a vehicle that had been used by those involved in the attack. This was traced to the Gypsy Hill area of south London and James was subsequently arrested.
Cameron was identified as the driver of this vehicle and he was arrested on March 20 – he was found in possession of cocaine and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of up to £25,000. Forensic evidence linked Belle to the attack and he was arrested on April 24.
Detective Constable Andy Brackley, the officer in charge of the investigation, said: “Cameron, Belle and James carried out a violent and sustained attack on their victim and it is only by sheer luck that their attack was not fatal.
“By piecing together several strands of evidence, we were able to build a comprehensive case against them, leaving them with little choice but to plead guilty at court.”