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25th May, 2022

Detective praises officers and medics who saved lives of stab victims

A DETECTIVE who worked on a double stabbing case has praised fellow officers and medics who saved the victims’ lives.

Following a Warwickshire Police investigation, two men have been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for a double stabbing in Brownsover in June last year.

On Monday (June 7) at Warwick Crown Court, Jovan Sleem, 37, of Seathwaite, Brownsover, was jailed for 21 years for attempted murder and wounding with intent, and Clifford Kessna, 47, of Pickard Close, got 12 years for wounding with intent and affray, following the attacks in Skiddaw, Brownsover last June.

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.”

Two men, aged 43 and 39, were stabbed during the attacks. Both victims sustained serious injuries – one had stab wounds to the chest, and the other had multiple stab wounds to his leg. Both have since recovered.

Sleem and Kessna were arrested within a day of the attacks, and later charged.

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