Four gang members jailed following City stabbing
Pierre Alcendor, Dean Alcendor, Julian McLeod and Duane John-Baptiste had previously pleaded guilty to charges of grievous bodily harm. All of them are known to be associated with a North London gang which has been linked to serious crime and drug dealing across the Capital.
The victims, two men aged 26, had been celebrating a birthday in Apt Bar, near Bank Underground Station in April. At about 4am they left the bar and on entering Kings Street were set upon by the gang and stabbed a number of times.
One of the victims suffered wounds to his head, back, leg and arms while the second was left with a serious cut across his face. Both required life-saving treatment and surgery for their injuries.
City of London Police detectives quickly established that the attackers fled the City in two cars, using CCTV they were able to identify registration numbers which led them directly back to the offenders.
The gang were arrested and charged between 26th April 2013 and 15th May 2013 and later pleaded guilty to the assault due to the huge amount of evidence against them.
Detective Inspector Doug Blackwood from City of London Police said: “These men came into the City and violently and randomly, launched a violent assault which left one young man needing reconstructive surgery on his face.”
The identity of one suspect remains unknown and City of London Police is appealing to anyone who may know who he is or his whereabouts. He is described as a black man in his 20s with a shaved head. He was wearing beige trousers and a white t-shirt.
Detective Inspector Doug Blackwood added: “Whilst I am pleased with this sentencing, we are committed to locating the final suspect. I would urge anyone who can shed any light on who this person is and his whereabouts to get in contact.”
Anyone with information should call the City of London Police on 020 7601 2222, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
Pierre Alcendor aged 25 from Ribblesdale Avenue, Middlesex UB5 – ten yearsDean Alcendor aged 28 from Ribblesdale Avenue, Middlesex UB5 – ten yearsDuane John-Baptiste aged 27 from Ravensworth Road, NW10 – ten yearsJulian McLeod aged 33 from All Souls Avenue, NW10 – nine years