Stratford 19-year-old jailed for “horrific” screwdriver attack

Kennedy Ikhuenbor, 19, of Govier Close, Stratford.

Kennedy Ikhuenbor, 19, of Govier Close, Stratford. - Credit: Archant

A 19-year-old has been jailed for four years for breaking into a man’s house and stabbing him repeatedly with a screwdriver.

Kennedy Ikhuenbor of Govier Close, Stratford, was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court for aggravated burglary.

The court heard how he broke into the home of a 53-year-old man in Flanders Road, East Ham on February 11 with another as-yet-unidentified black male by damaging the front door.

When confronted by the home owner, the pair demanded money and hit the victim with a screwdriver, then continued to stab him three times in the chest and leg.

Miraculously, the injured man managed to wrestle the screwdriver from his attackers and fled the house.

Ikuhuenbor was identified after his DNA was found to match that found on the screwdriver and other items sent for forensic analysis.

He was sentenced to four years in a young offenders institution on June 7.

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DCI Alan Moore, of Newham’s Serious Acquisitive Crime Unit, said: “Kennedy Ikhuenbor has committed a horrific and violent offence.

“Burglary causes victims untold distress, not only because of the loss of valuable items, but also because it destroys people’s sense of peace and security.

“I am pleased that the perpetrator of this cowardly and vicious attack has been brought to justice and I hope that over his period of imprisonment, he is able to reflect on the atrocity he has committed.”

The victim recovered well from his injuries which were not life-changing or life-threatening but the other suspect is still wanted by police.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Metropolitan Police Service non-emergency number 101 or charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.