Bradford teen who stabbed Nigerian teacher sentenced to 11 years in prison
THE 14-year-old boy who stabbed Nigerian Vincent Uzomah, 50, in the stomach a few months back has been given an 11-year extended sentence at Bradford Crown.
Prosecutor Jonathan Sharp, said the boy was described by others as “disruptive and a bully” and had taken a dislike to Mr Uzomah in the seven weeks he had worked at the school.
“The defendant disliked him, claiming he couldn’t teach, and freely referred to him by the epithet beginning with the letter n, including saying it in anger just before he attacked him. Mr Sharp said the boy told a friend the previous day that he was planning to stab a teacher and took a knife with a “substantial blade” into school on June 11, discussing his plans with other pupils.”
“He stabbed Mr Uzomah after a row over his mobile phone, the court was told. Mr Sharp said the boy was described by witnesses as “getting angry, red in the face and putting his head down and muttering the words bastard and n*****”, he said:
“He approached Mr Uzomah and reached into his pocket but at that point he took out the knife and stabbed Mr Uzomah in the stomach,” Sharp added
“Mr Uzomah thought he was going to die. About 20 minutes after the attack, jurors heard, the boy posted a message on Facebook which read: “The motherf***** getin funny so I stick the blade straight in his tummy.” Mr Sharp told the court the post received at least 69 “likes”.
The 11-year sentence is made up of six years in detention with a five-year extended licence period, according to the lindaikeji blog.
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