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Cambridge man jailed for stabbing at Chesterton skate park


By Ben Comber


Asha Simon was sentenced to five years and six months in prison
Asha Simon was sentenced to five years and six months in prison

Asha Simon was found guilty after a three-day trial at Peterborough Crown Court.

A MAN from Cambridge has been jailed for more than five years for a stabbing at a skate park in Chesterton.

At about 4.45pm on December 3 Asha Simon, 19, approached a 17-year-old boy near Orchard Park. He stabbed the boy in the back, puncturing his lung.

Simon, of Kathleen Elliot Way in Cambridge, was arrested the following day and charged with possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply, possession of an offensive weapon and wounding with intent.

He pleaded guilty to the first two offences, but not guilty to wounding with intent. After a three day trial at Peterborough Crown Court Simon was found guilty and on Monday (May 22) was sentenced to five years and six months in prison.

A second man, Ali Albayaty, 18, of Akeman Street in Cambridge, was found not guilty of wounding with intent in relation to the incident. However, he had already pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm in a separate incident in Cambridge and was sentenced to three years and six months in prison.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Gaunt-Warner said: “Behaviour like this will not be tolerated in our county and we will do all we can to bring the perpetrators to justice. Simon gave no thought to the consequences of his actions and it is only by luck that the victim was not more seriously injured.”



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