Two men have been sentenced to a total of 13 years behind bars after being convicted of a triple stabbing outside a nightclub in King’s Cross.
Kieran Morgan, 23, of Berger Road, Hackney, and Daniel Onyewuenyi, 30, of Forest Grove, London Fields, were sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court today (Monday, January 9).
Morgan was sentenced to seven years and six months and Onywuenyi was given four years.
On April 19 last year, the pair had been at an event and as they left the venue at around 5.20am, a row broke out among a group of men, instigated by Morgan and Onyewuenyi.
During the scuffle, Morgan pulled a knife from his waistband and stabbed two men - one in the head and one in the chest - as Onyewuenyi stabbed a third in the thigh.
Both suspects then ran from the scene, before Met Police officers and paramedics arrived to treat the victims - all in their 20s. None were seriously injured.
Detectives trawled CCTV footage and shared images of the suspects.
When Morgan was identified and arrested, police found a black puffer jacket on his balcony - which was identical to the one he was seen to be wearing in the CCTV images.
He was subsequently charged and admitted to two counts of wounding with intent and an offence of GBH linked to the same incident.
He additionally pleaded guilty to threatening a female known to him with a knife in a public place; an incident which had occurred just days earlier.
Onyewuenyi was also arrested and his jacket similarly identified.
He was charged and later pleaded guilty to one count of GBH and two of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, namely cocaine.
DC Luke Martinez said: “Morgan and Onyewuenyi were intent on causing harm to others that night and carried out a brutal attack on three men following a minor dispute.
“The fact Morgan stabbed his victims in the head and chest shows he clearly had no regard for their lives and it is only sheer luck that the three all escaped serious injury.”
He added: “This could easily have been a murder investigation. There is no place in civilised society for individuals who think these actions are justifiable and without consequence.
“Day in, day out officers work to reduce violent crime and bring those responsible to justice.”