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Two men have been handed sentences totalling more than 18 years after they were convicted of a serious assault in Kettering.
In the late afternoon of August 26, 2018, Sardou Bah, aged 46, and Hamza Haddadi, aged 21, both previously of Kettering, cornered a man in the stairwell of a block of flats in London Road over a drugs issue.
Bah and Haddadi then proceeded to stab the man multiple times to the leg, severing an artery and causing serious injuries.
The man was taken to hospital where he received life-saving treatment, with the medical staff able to save his legs.
An investigation was launched and Bah and Haddadi were both arrested and charged with robbery and Section 18 – GBH.
At Northampton Crown Court on Thursday, February 17, Bah was handed 11 years in prison with an extended licence of five years, with Haddadi sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison with an extended licence of five years.
Lead Investigator – DC Jon Herd, said: “This has been a lengthy and complex investigation so I am pleased to see it conclude with the handing out of these lengthy sentences.
“Regardless of the situation or circumstances of an offence, violent crime like this is not tolerated in Northamptonshire, so when it happens we will do everything in our power to apprehend the offenders and bring them to justice.
“Bah and Haddadi acted with impunity on that day in August 2018, brandishing knives and thinking they were above the law. They are not, and I hope they use their time in prison to reflect on this fact.”