Two men jailed for series of stabbings at Notting Hill Carnival on Children’s Day | London

Two men who stabbed and seriously injured three young men at the Notting Hill Carnival in 2016 have been jailed for a total of 30 years.

Eddie Mombele, 24, of Talbot Road, W10 and Jordan Clarke, 20, of Adair Road, W10 were both convicted of grievous bodily harm.

In the first incident, a 15-year-old boy was stabbed three times and was in hospital for two weeks.

The next two incidents took place a short time later in quick succession on Ladbroke Grove.

The first victim, a boy aged 16, was stabbed in the stomach. The other victim, aged 15, was stabbed in the leg.

I would like to pay tribute to the bravery of all three victims of these horrendous assaults.

They all stood up and gave evidence in court against their attackers. Sunday at Notting Hill Carnival is traditionally Children’s Day – a happy event to be enjoyed by thousands of children and their families – however, these two men came to Carnival armed with a ‘zombie’ knife and a flick
knife, intent on seriously injuring innocent Carnival goers.
During the trial, Clarke did not give evidence and Mombele gave evidence denying the offences and blaming Clarke for the assaults. One of the victims spent two weeks in hospital and it is only due to the skill of the surgeons that he has made a good recovery.

– Detective Inspector Driss Hayoukane, Met’s Notting Hill Post-Investigation Team

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