What is happening with our teenagers, particularly young boys?
Shane Stevens has been locked up for 18 months after he admitted slashing two restaurant workers in the face during a horrific city centre attack.
Full post below from the Manchester Evening News website below…
A teenager has been locked up for 18 months after he admitted slashing two restaurant workers in the face during a horrific city centre attack.
Shane Stevens, 18, admitted two counts of section 18 assault in relation to the incident at Akbar’s on Liverpool Road off Deansgate last summer.
Manchester Magistrate’s Youth Court was told the two members of staff were attacked ‘with a bladed article’.
Video footage shared with the M.E.N of the incident at the time showed the shocking aftermath.
An eyewitness, who asked not to be named, said at the time he was in the restaurant and saw an altercation between staff and customers.
He said: “After a few moments, staff were running through the restaurant grabbing tissues and water shouting ‘he’s been stabbed’.
“Suddenly I saw two staff members, one who had been attacked with a slash to his face and the other a slash to his neck.”
The footage following the incident shows police and paramedics inside the restaurant amongst customers, some of whom are carrying children.
Youngsters can be heard crying as people talk in raised voices among the commotion. Blue lights can be seen flashing from the window.
Customers then make their way out of the restaurant as the premises is evacuated.
A customer is then heard saying ‘this is crazy what the hell’ as footage from the street shows scores of police at the scene.
Stevens, of Sutton Road, Church Broughton, Derbyshire, was sentenced to eighteen months in a young offender institution.
He was also ordered to pay £200 compensation to both victims when he appeared in court yesterday.
DC Louise Kelly said: “This was a good result for the victims, who suffered greatly after this crime.
“Hopefully they can now start to rebuild their lives and move on from the distressing events of that evening.”