‘Un­ac­cept­able be­hav­iour’

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - QASIM PERACHA

FIVE men have been con­victed af­ter a vi­o­lent fight in broad day­light in West Dray­ton in­volv­ing knives and bats.

The men were con­victed and sen­tenced at Isle­worth Crown Court on Oc­to­ber 26 af­ter the in­ci­dent in Broad­way Pa­rade, Sta­tion Road at the junc­tion with Cherry Or­chard. Shop­pers on the busy street were forced to hide as Rashaun Wil­liams, Kasey Hoyle, Tyson Ka­songo, Daniel Of­fei-Ntow and Coucou Ka­songo fought in the street shortly af­ter school fin­ish­ing time on May 10. Police were called to the scene at 4.08pm but only found blood on the floor with no sign of any vic­tims or sus­pects.

How­ever, a short while later three men pre­sented them­selves to Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal suf­fer­ing from stab in­juries. Their in­juries were not life-threat­en­ing.

Tyson Ka­songo, 26, of Dray­ton Gar­dens, West Dray­ton was found guilty by a jury and was handed sen­tences of two and a half years in pri­son for vi­o­lent dis­or­der and a six month sen­tence for pos­ses­sion of an of­fen­sive weapon, to run con­cur­rently.

Daniel Of­fei-Ntow, 21, of Cly­des­dale Road, Not­ting Hill was con­victed of the same of­fences and given the same sen­tence but with sen­tences to run con­sec­u­tively.

Coucou Ka­songo, 23, of Keith Road, Hayes pleaded guilty to as­sault on police and also a sep­a­rate drug-re­lated mat­ter. He will be sen­tenced for both crimes at Isle­worth Crown Court on Novem­ber 15. Rashaun Wil­liams, 18, of Darfield Way, North Kens­ing­ton, was found guilty of vi­o­lent dis­or­der and sen­tenced to two years in pri­son. Kasey Hoyle, 20, of Clif­ford Road, Ruis­lip, was ac­quit­ted of vi­o­lent dis­or­der but pleaded guilty to four counts of pos­ses­sion with in­tent to sup­ply Class A drugs and pos­ses­sion of an of­fen­sive weapon.

He was sen­tenced to three years’ im­pris­on­ment for the drug-deal­ing of­fences and six months for the weapon charges, with both terms to run con­sec­u­tively.

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.”

Two other men were charged with vi­o­lent dis­or­der in re­la­tion to the fight but Far­rakhan Duah, 22, of Uxbridge, was ac­quit­ted and the case against Ter­rell Byer, 19, was dis­missed in July.

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