Three men sentenced for Northampton ammonia attack
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Three men have been handed prison sentences for their part in an ammonia attack in August last year.
On August 27, 2022, at about 3.40am, a group of men were walking along Sheep Street in Northampton town centre on a night out when they came into contact with Leeroy Hudson, aged 20, and Jack Callum Moss, aged 22, both previously of Northampton.
An altercation between the two groups ensued, resulting in Hudson stabbing one of the men in the shoulder and the head.
During the resulting melee, Elliott Tevera, aged 21, ran up to the group and sprayed two of the men with ammonia from a Lucozade bottle, before all three men ran off. A third person who gave chase was also sprayed with the noxious substance.
As a result of the attack, one of the victims suffered stab wounds and permanent damage to his eyesight whilst another man suffered permanent damage to one eye.
Tevera, Hudson and Moss were arrested by Northamptonshire Police a short time after the attack and subsequently charged with multiple offences.
After pleading guilty at an earlier hearing at Northampton Crown Court in February, they were sentenced at the same court last week (March 3).
Hudson, who pleaded guilty to Section 20 GBH and possession of a bladed article was sentenced to one year and eight months in prison. Tevera, who pleaded guilty to two counts of Section 20 GBH and one count of possession of an offensive weapon, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison. Moss was handed three months in prison for public order.
Detective Sergeant Cory Wise said: “This attack has left two men with permanent injuries. It was shocking and a completely needless demonstration of violence.
“I am pleased to see these men sentenced for their crimes and would like to thank the victims for their support during the investigation process.
“Tackling serious violence is a matter of priority for Northamptonshire Police and we will continue working hard to demonstrate our zero-tolerance approach towards anyone looking to cause harm in this county.”