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Two Sentenced For Double Stabbing In Rugby 08/06/2021 19:17:28 
Two Sentenced For Double Stabbing In Rugby
Following a Warwickshire Police investigation, two men have been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for a double stabbing in Brownsover last year.
Clifford Kessna, aged 46 of Pickard Close, Rugby, and Jovan Sleem, aged 37 of no fixed address, Rugby, appeared at Warwick Crown Court yesterday (Monday 7 June).
At around 3pm on 11 June 2020, a fight took place outside flats on Skiddaw in the town.
As a result, two men aged 43 and 39, were stabbed. Both victims sustained serious injuries – one had stab wounds to the chest, and the other had multiple stab wounds in his leg. Both have since recovered.
Kessna and Sleem were arrested on the 11 and 12 June in connection with the incident and later charged.
A subsequent investigation determined that the disorder was as a result of a dispute, and Sleem had been staying at the flats at the time of the offence.
After a three week trial, in May they were both found guilty of: Kessna – section 18 GBH and affray Sleem – section 18 GBH, attempted murder, affray. He had also previously pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon in connection with the incident. Yesterday, they were sentenced to: Jovan Sleem – 24 years imprisonment Clifford Kessna: 12 years imprisonment
Following the conviction, investigating officer Det Con Kate Skyrme from Rugby CID said: “This incident took place in broad daylight in a residential area on a summer’s day, and caused considerable injuries to the two men who were stabbed.
“Following lifesaving interventions from attending officers at the scene and medics from West Midlands Ambulance Service, both men thankfully survived their injuries and have since recovered.
“This case once again highlights the dangers of knife crime and the devastation it can cause to those involved.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has worked tirelessly on this case, in order to secure this outcome on what was a very complex investigation.”
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