Two men jailed after stabbing in Hastings town centre

Two men who joked about a stabbing on social media have been jailed for a total of 22 years, said police. Reece Lefevre, 20, a student, of The Cheviots, Hastings, was charged with committing grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife in public, and pleaded guilty to both offences, said police. He was sentenced to 10 years' detention in a young offender institution. Tyler Jones, 26, a factory worker, of Darvel Down, Netherfield, was charged with committing grievous bodily harm, which he denied, and was found guilty by a jury, said police. He was sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment.
Two men who joked about a stabbing on social media have been jailed for a total of 22 years, said police. Reece Lefevre, 20, a student, of The Cheviots, Hastings, was charged with committing grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife in public, and pleaded guilty to both offences, said police. He was sentenced to 10 years' detention in a young offender institution. Tyler Jones, 26, a factory worker, of Darvel Down, Netherfield, was charged with committing grievous bodily harm, which he denied, and was found guilty by a jury, said police. He was sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment.

Two men involved in a stabbing in Hastings town centre have been jailed.

The two men – Reece Lefevre, 20, of The Cheviots, in Hastings, and Tyler Jones, 26, of Darvel Down, in Netherfield, Battle – were both arrested after Ian Waters received life-threatening injuries in an attack on a night out in Hastings in November 2018.

Two men have been jailed after another man was stabbed in Trinity Street in Hastings. Picture by Daniel Burton

Two men have been jailed after another man was stabbed in Trinity Street in Hastings. Picture by Daniel Burton

Lefevre pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and having an article with a blade or point.

At Hove Crown Court on Friday (September 27), the 20-year-old was sentenced to ten years in a young offenders institute and 18 months for having a knife, the court confirmed. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Jones, who was found guilty by unanimous verdict of causing grievous bodily harm with intent after a trial in August, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, Hove Crown Court said.

Callum Willard, who stood trial alongside Jones, was found not guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent by unanimous verdict. He was also cleared of affray by unanimous verdict.

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