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Prolific young offender attacked Adam Jones just days after he was involved in burglary
A PROLIFIC young offender has been locked up after he hit a teenager in the face with a meat cleaver and took part in a burglary.
Kieron Sewah struck Adam Jones, then aged 17, above his left eye following an argument at a house in Ruskin Close, Black Dam, on Boxing Day last year.
The attack happened just days after Sewah was involved in the burglary of a house in Poppy Field, Lychpit, on December 19, when he kicked down the front door to steal a games console.
Sewah, who has 29 previous convictions, appeared in the dock at Winchester Crown Court for sentence, having pleaded guilty to burglary and wounding with intent.
Nicholas Rowland, prosecuting, said the 21-year-old burgled the flat of Joshua Cox along with another man called Matthew Finn, who has since been jailed for 14 months.
The court heard the victim returned to his flat to see the two men running away. Officers later matched a footprint left on the front door to one of Sewah’s trainers.
The meat cleaver attack took place after a group of young men, who had been drinking, argued either about a PlayStation console or drugs, the court was told.
Mr Rowland said: “By the end of the evening, when the argument took place, the defendant picked up the meat cleaver and used it to hit the victim. It is a classic cleaving injury which resulted in four stitches to the victim.”
The meat cleaver was found with Sewah’s fingerprints on it, and he was later arrested.
The court heard Sewah’s previous convictions included possession of a knife, which he brandished at a shopkeeper in Basingstoke who caught him shoplifting.
Robert Bolton, defending, said Sewah, of Cherry Mews, Mapledur-well, was “clearly a very mixed-up young man” with a troubled background.
He told the court that Sewah’s motive for the meat cleaver attack was to stop the victim revealing to the police that Sewah dealt Class A drugs.
Judge Sarah Munro QC said a psychological report on Sewah was “chilling” and he had shown a “total lack of remorse”, although he had apologised in a letter written to the judge.
She sentenced him to two years in prison for wounding with intent, and 18 months for burglary, to run consecutively.
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