A group of five young gang members were jailed today for a vicious attack in which a 15-year-old schoolboy was stabbed three times whilst having his hair cut in a Wood Green barber’s shop.

The knife found on Jordan Townsend had the victim’s blood on it.The knife found on Jordan Townsend had the victim’s blood on it.

Jerome Amankwah, 20, Jordan Townsend, 18, and three 17-year-old boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were convicted of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm following a trial at the Old Bailey on July 27.

The group were arrested shortly after attacking the schoolboy as he sat in the barber’s chair in Kenny’s hair salon, in Lordship Lane near the junction with Acacia Road, on January 31.

Earlier today, Amankwah, of Rochford block in the Broadwater Farm Estate, Tottenham, was sentenced at the Old Bailey to six years in a young offenders’ institute for the stabbing.

Townsend, of The Avenue, Tottenham, was given seven years in a young offenders’ institute.

One of the 17-year-olds was handed a six-and-a-half year jail term in a young offenders’ institute, while the other two were given six years and four-and-a-half years respectively

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