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37 years in prison after teenager kidnapped in Cambridge and stabbed with knives

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A teenager was kidnapped in Cambridge, marched to a field and stabbed with knives by violent attackers who have been jailed for a total of 37 years.

From left are Mohamed Sharif, 24; George Evans, 23, and Ebony Dean, 26
From left are Mohamed Sharif, 24; George Evans, 23, and Ebony Dean, 26

Ebony Dean, 26, her boyfriend Mohamed Sharif, 24, and two unidentified men, carried out a “sustained” and “sickening” attack on January 17 last year.

Dean and Sharif waited in a silver Vauxhall Astra in Norfolk Street, Cambridge, as their two accomplices approached the victim, then 18 and known to them. He was forced into the Astra and driven around for hours and beaten periodically as the group threatened to “take him to the middle of nowhere and kill him”.

The group eventually stopped by a field in Church Lane, Sawston, early on January 18. The man was marched into the field and again beaten before Sharif phoned George Evans, 23, asking him to bring knives.

Evans arrived half an hour later in a taxi and handed out several knives. The victim’s fingers were sawn before he was stabbed in his buttocks and thigh, left in the field and told to knock at a nearby house to “sort himself out”.

The police were called, initial investigations identified Dean and Sharif. Further inquiries revealed Evans had answered Sharif’s call.

Dean and Sharif, both of Bermuda Road, Cambridge, were found guilty of kidnap and causing grievous bodily harm with intent following a trial in September, while Evans, of Rustat Close, Cambridge, was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

They were jailed on Tuesday (June 1) at Cambridge Crown Court – Sharif for 15 years, Evans for 12 years and Dean for 10 years.

Det Con Ciaron Hickey, who investigated, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for a young and defenceless man, who was left fearing for his life.

“It was a calculated attack, involving a worrying and sickening level of violence over a sustained period of time. I’m hopeful that today’s sentencing will bring some closure for the victim.”

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