Teenagers sentenced to combined total of 12 years after serious assault in Wilmslow

Two teenagers have been sentenced for a combined total of more than 12 years after a man was stabbed in Wilmslow earlier this year.

A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and 19-year-old Cameron Newman, appeared in Chester Crown Court on Thursday 31 August.

The 17-year-old from Wilmslow was sentenced to six years after previously pleading guilty to section 18 assault and possession of a bladed article.

Newman, of Beresford Road, Manchester, was sentenced to six years and nine months after admitting section 18 assault and possession of a bladed article. He was also sentenced for possession of cannabis.

Police became aware a man had been stabbed in Foden Walk, Wilmslow, at around 12.50am on Tuesday 24 January 2023.

The victim, a now 26-year-old man, had been stabbed in the chest, puncturing his lung and stomach.

Police attended the scene and from their initial enquiries, the youth and Newman were identified as the offenders.

Newman was arrested nearby, and a small amount of cannabis was found in his possession.

A police dog tracked the youth to a nearby garden. Upon arrest, the 17-year-old admitted assaulting the victim. A knife matching the description of what was used to assault the victim was recovered from a rear garden near to where the pair were detained.

A mobile phone belonging to Newman was seized and messages indicated him and the youth had been planning to harm the victim. They were both charged on Wednesday 25 January.

Detective Constable Jade Bannerman said: "Incidents of this nature are rare in the Wilmslow area, and I hope that the conclusion of this case will provide reassurance to the community.

"I welcome the sentences handed to the two defendants, who clearly showed no concern for their victim, leaving him in a life-threatening condition.

"Following the ordeal, the victim was conveyed to hospital and required surgery to treat his injuries.

"Officers worked tirelessly to complete extensive enquiries and compile a comprehensive file of evidence.

"Due to the investigation team's diligence, both suspects pleaded guilty to section 18 assault and are now facing the consequences of their actions."

Photo: Cameron Newman.