THREE teenagers from Taunton have been handed custodial sentences after a man was stabbed in a residential area last year.

The three-on-one attack took place just before 3.30pm on Saturday, February 19 2023, in the park area between Baldwin Road and Monmouth Road, Halcon.

Police and ambulance crews attended, and thankfully the man’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Hamza Mahmoud, 19, and Faisal Uriakhail and Zaeden Perkins, who were both 17 at the time of the offence but have since turned 18, were charged and first appeared in court the following Monday, 20 February.

On Friday, March 15, all three appeared at Bristol Crown Court after previously admitting wounding with intent.

Mahmoud was sentenced to five years and three months in detention, Uriakhail to five years and Perkins to four years.

Sentencing, His Honour Judge Edward Burgess KC described the three on one attack as “frenzied and sustained”.

Officer in the case DC Natalie Norman said: "The attack happened in a residential area and must have been shocking for families living nearby.

"I hope the custodial sentences for these young adults will reassure the community how seriously the criminal justice system takes knife crime."