Sword stab thug jailed

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A TEENAGE thug who chased a man through the streets be­fore stab­bing him with a 3ft-long sword for ‘look­ing at him the wrong way’ has been jailed for 13 years.

Juliean Bal­lan­tyne cy­cled af­ter his vic­tim – who po­lice asked not to be named for fear of re­venge at­tacks – af­ter con­fronting him as he walked past his 15-strong gang in Fins­bury, north London.

Black­fri­ars Crown Court heard last week how the 19-year-old shouted ‘What are you look­ing at?’ at the 23-year-old.

The vic­tim ran into the block of flats he lived in nearby, but on the stairs he slipped and was con­fronted by Bal­lan­tyne and his pal who taunted him be­fore stab­bing him in his chest and side.

Bal­lan­tyne pleaded guilty to griev­ous bod­ily harm and per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice.

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