Three men have been sentenced for a total of 44 years for a stabbing in Dalston that left a teenage boy partially blind.
The trio, who appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday, assaulted the teenager outside the ‘Chicken Klub’ takeaway in Shacklewell Lane on April 4 last year.
The attack left the 15-year-old boy, who has not been named, in need of an operation to remove a knife from his right eye.
Yahaya Ibrahim-Usmen, 24, of Enfield, and Corey White, 23, from Islington both received 16-year sentences. Ruben Loufimpou, 22 of Paragon Road, Hackney was given a 12-year sentence. The three men were all found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent on November 17 2014.
Police officers arrived on the scene at around 6:20pm on April 4 2014 to find the young boy with serious stab wounds to his face, after a dispute outside the takeaway joint.
The London Ambulance Service took the boy to an east London hospital where he underwent the operation.
Detective Constable Adam Stoker of the Trident Gang Crime Command said: “The use of knives will not be tolerated. Police will continue to combat gang activity that results in offences like this occurring. I hope the sentence imposed sends a clear message to those members of the community who believe it is acceptable to carry and use knives, we will arrest you and bring you before the courts.”