WHT praised in assault case

PUBLISHED: 11:47 16 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:39 26 October 2009

The scene outside Asda with the teenager under attack

The scene outside Asda with the teenager under attack

WITHOUT the WHT he would never have been caught. That was the message from detective constable Glen Turrell-Oldacre after 17-year-old Antony Ahmet was jailed for 30 months after admitting charges of wounding with intent of GBH and ABH. The WHT exclusively

Knifeman Antony Ahmet jailed for 30 months

WITHOUT the WHT he would never have been caught.

That was the message from detective constable Glen Turrell-Oldacre after 17-year-old Antony Ahmet was jailed for 30 months after admitting charges of wounding with intent of GBH and ABH.

The WHT exclusively displayed CCTV images of a 16-year-old boy from Goffs Oak being slashed across the back with a seven-inch blade, in the Asda car park in Hatfield.

Det con Turrell-Oldacre said these pictures were vital in catching the criminal.

He said: "Without the WHT our witness wouldn't have traced the offender, it's as simple as that."

The WHT reported that the teenager had been to the CO2 club in Hatfield as part of a Christmas party for sixth-form students at Chancellor's School, Brookmans Park.

The youth was rushed to hospital where doctors thought the blade, which made a six-inch deep cut, may have punctured his lung.

After undergoing an hour-long operation to stitch the gaping wound back together, the lad claimed he didn't even know he had been stabbed.

Ahmet, from Porlock Road, Enfield, was jailed at St Albans Crown Court on December 21 - exactly one year on from the stabbing.

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