Plaistow man jailed for stabbing teenager during ‘aggresive and atrocious’ knife fight on Tube

Joseph Dunkley Picture: BTP

Joseph Dunkley Picture: BTP - Credit: BTP

A Plaistow man who was involved in a violent knife fight on the Tube has been jailed for eight years.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how Joseph Dunkley, of Florence Road, was approached by a man outside Brixton station shortly before 5.30am on August 5 last year.

They exchanged words before fighting, and Dunkley, 46, lunged at the other man with a knife before he ran away.

Dunkley then went into the station and boarded a northbound Victoria line service, where he saw Samuel Gbo, then 17, and confused him with someone he knew.

Dunkley threatened Gbo and stabbed him. Gbo also stabbed Dunkley twice on the arm.

Dunkley was sentenced today having been found guilty of affray, violent disorder, unlawful malicious wounding and GBH with intent. He previously admitted possession of an offensive weapon.

Gbo, now 18 and of White Hart Lane, Wood Green, was given a 16 month sentence suspended for 24 months when he appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court in March. He had admitted violent disorder, possession of an offensive weapon and unlawful malicious wounding.

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PC Neil Lane said: “Armed with knives, these defendants unleashed a shocking display of violence on board the Victoria line train.

“They lunged at each other, inflicting serious wounds which required medical attention.

“Passengers using this early morning service were unsurprisingly frightened by this aggressive and atrocious violence.”

Four other men were found not guilty of violent disorder in earlier trials.