Two teenagers jailed for ‘nasty’ Peterborough stabbing as victim was ‘in the wrong postcode’
PUBLISHED: 10:50 20 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:50 20 September 2018
Two teenagers who stabbed a 15-year-old boy in a Peterborough park for being in ‘the wrong postcode’ have been jailed for a combined total of 16 years.
In December last year, Mark Makundi, 18, of Cissbury Ring, Peterborough, and Felix Marshall-Williams, 16, of Saint Pauls Road, Peterborough, approached a group of boys playing football at the basketball court within Fulbridge Road park.
An argument broke out between Makundi, Marshall-Williams and one of the boys about being in the ‘wrong postcode’ before both Makundi and Marshall-Williams stabbed the boy in the chest and side before running away.
Marshall-Williams was identified as a suspect and arrested at his home where officers found the knife.
Forensic scientists were able to link the blade to the incident, as the victim’s DNA was found on the knife.
Makundi was identified from CCTV footage and arrested at his home. An electronic tag he was wearing also placed him in the area at the time of the incident.
Both were sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday morning (September 19).
They were found guilty of assault by grievously bodily harm (GBH) with intent following a trial earlier this year.
Marshall-Williams was sentenced to nine years in prison, extended for five years on licence, for GBH with intent. Makundi was jailed for seven years for GBH with intent.
They both received no separate penalty for possessing a blade in a public place.
Detective Constable Paul Twell said: “This was a nasty assault where the victim was lucky to have survived.
“Both offenders denied being involved all the way through the investigation, however there was overwhelming evidence to prove they were both responsible.”