Leeds machete thug stabbed two men at house in Beeston, Leeds Crown Court told

A machete wielding teenager who stabbed two men at a house in Leeds  has been locked up for two-and-a-half years.

By Mark Lavery
Sunday, 2nd August 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd August 2020, 9:59 am

Nyakeh Bangali was one of a gang of six men armed with knives who went to the house on Belvedere Terrace in Beeston, Leeds Crown Crown Court heard.

David Hall, prosecuting, said 18-year-old Bangali was wielding a machete when he went into the kitchen and pushed a man on to the floor during the incident just after 8pm on February 3.

Mr Hall said: "He was petrified he was going to be killed."

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Nyakeh Bangali

The court heard Bangali, of Burlington Road, Beeston, hit the victim in the head with the machete handle and there was a struggle with both men on the floor.

The attack victim was on top of Bangali, who had the machete in his right hand and was repeatedly trying to stab the victim.

Another man in the kitchen tried to help and got Bangali in a headlock.

The court heard Bangali bit him on the right arm and slashed his upper right arm, causing a long, shallow stab wound.

After Bangali and the other five men fled the scene, the first attack victim discovered he had been stabbed in the lower back.

Mr Hall said the back wound was deep and 3cm long and had to be stitched in hospital.

Mr Hall said earlier that night Bangali had assaulted another man by slapping his head on Lady Pit Lane in Beeston.

The court heard Bangali attacked another man on Burlington Road shortly before he went to the house on Belvedere Terrace.

Bangali was holding a machete when he punched that man in the face and cut his jacket.

That attack victim went to a relative's house on Belvedere Terrace, where the knife attacks took place.

Bangali, who has no previous convictions, admitted two charges of wounding, three charges of assault and one charge of having an offensive weapon and one charge of having a bladed article in a public place.

Martin Morrow, mitigating, said: "It was totally out of character for the defendant .

"Through me he wishes to say he is truly sorry for how he behaved. He wishes to apologise to the complainants."

Judge Andrew Stubbs sentenced Bangali to two-and-a-half-years' detention in a Young Offender Institution.

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