Four men jailed over huge knife and bat brawl in West Drayton which saw police officer attacked

Local shop owners barricaded themselves inside to escape the carnage

A police officer was attacked in the mass brawl

Friday, October 27, 2017

Five people have been convicted over a huge brawl involving knives and bats in the London suburb of West Drayton. 

The five men were convicted and sentenced on Thursday October 26 at Isleworth Crown Court following a violent altercation on Broadway Parade, Cherry Orchard which left three people with stab wounds.

Two men, 26-year-old Tyson Kasongo and 21-year-old Daniel Offei-ntow, were both found guilty of violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon, and have been jailed for three years each.

Kasey Hoyle, 20, was jailed for three and a half years for the same offences, while 18-year-old Rashaun Williams was jailed for two years for violent disorder. Coucou Kasongo, 23, pleaded guilty to assault on police, and he will be sentenced along with a separate drugs-related manner - which he also pleaded guilty to - at the same venue on November 15.

Farrakhan Duah, 22, was acquitted of violent disorder, while the case for violent disorder against 19-year-old Terrell Byer was dismissed.

The brawl took place on Broadway Market at around 4pm on Wednesday May 10. When officers attended they found blood at the scene, but no sign of either victims or suspects. 

A short time later, three men presented themselves at a west London hospital with stab injuries. Their injuries were not life-threatening. 

Detective constable Reda Imane, the investigating officer from Hillingdon CID, said: "Police are working hard to fight knife crime in Hillingdon to ensure that local communities can live work and raise their families in safety.

 

"These defendants were responsible for an episode of violent disorder involving knives and bats. The fight happed in broad daylight on a heavy footfall street just outside of school hours. Many innocent bystanders were so fearful that they locked themselves inside shops in order to stay safe. 

"This is unacceptable, it will not be tolerated and the sentences handed down reflect that. 

"I am grateful to all members of the public who provided footage of the incident, also our borough partners whose expertise greatly assisted me with the identification of these violent individuals." 

 

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