kid knifed in forehead head, survives, handle snaps off
I used to live in Bermondsey right where this happened, and used the supermarket they mention all the time. It was a weird area, right on the edge of gentrification. If I turned left out my front door, I went towards Tower Bridge and yuppie heaven. Turn right and it was the Old Kent Road, undoubtedly one of the roughest, scumiest ****-pits in the whole of London.
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Life sentence over knife in skull
A teenager has been detained for life for attempted murder after stabbing a boy in the head with a kitchen knife.
Yassin Elmansouri, 17, from south London, stabbed the boy, 16, during a failed street robbery near a bus stop in south London in November 2007.
The boy was taken to hospital with the knife still stuck in his forehead.
Elmansouri must serve seven years before considered for parole. A further seven years for two counts of grievous bodily harm will run concurrently.
Elmansouri tried to rob the attempted murder victim, who has only been named as Ahmed, of his mobile phone with two others outside Tesco on Old Kent Road on 28 November last year.
Two of Ahmed's friends tried to stop the attackers but were also stabbed.
One suffered a chest wound and another minor injuries to the shoulder. Both have now recovered.
Elmansouri dropped his hat at the scene and his mobile phone which were later recovered.
He was identified a few days later and arrested on 1 December at his home address.
The attempted murder victim said: "The injury has slowed me down in terms of my reactions when I am asked to perform sudden movements.
"I am not able to play sport, or run around as I could before.
"This has added to my frustration as I knew before the attack how able and sporty I was.
"I will no doubt have to live with this for the rest of my life."
Det Ch Insp Dave Ainscough of Southwark Police said: "No-one hearing details of this case could fail to be horrified by the fact that one young man stabbed three boys over a mobile phone.
"Because he was carrying a knife, he used it and in his frenzy he stabbed one boy so hard that it was embedded in his skull and the handle came away as he tried to withdraw the knife."
Inner London Crown Court removed reporting restrictions on the defendant's name.