Two sentenced in connection with Borehamwood stabbing
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Two people were sentenced at St Albans Crown Court today (Friday 22 April) in connection with a stabbing in Borehamwood.
Ferlisha Thomas, aged 41, from Station Road in the town and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had both previously pleaded guilty to charges of GBH.
Police were called at around 4.30am on Tuesday 12 October, 2021 to report that a man aged in his 30s had been injured in the Stratfield Road area.
Officers attended and located the victim near Worcester House, with stab wounds to the chest, neck and back. He was taken to hospital with injuries that were initially believed to be life-threatening and required surgery.
An investigation was launched and Thomas was arrested on Tuesday 19 October, along with the teenager. Both were subsequently charged with attempted murder.
Having instead pleaded guilty to GBH at a hearing on Wednesday 23 February, Thomas was sentenced to three years and three months in prison, while the teenage boy was handed a five-year term.
Detective Sergeant Emma Alston from the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit (DAISU), who investigated the case, said: “This was nasty attack which has left a lasting impact on the victim, who had previously been romantically linked to Thomas. Thankfully he has at least been spared the ordeal of going through a trial and I hope these sentences can bring him a sense of closure.”