Pair sentenced following serious assault in Basildon

Two people have been jailed for a total of nearly 12 years for a serious assault in Basildon.

It follows an incident in Great Knightleys at around 9pm on February 28 last year.

A man in his 20s was approached by the pair as he walked along Laindon Link.

One of them – 23 year-old Billy Alder – then pulled out a large knife and struck the victim with it.

The victim ran off but was chased by Alder and the other person, a 17 year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, into Great Knightleys where he was attacked again.

A member of the public shouted out, causing the attackers to run off.

The victim was left with numerous injuries to his back, side and legs.
Alder was arrested at his home address in Ward Close, Basildon, on March 5.

The 17 year-old boy was arrested four days later.

They were both charged with attempted murder but pleaded guilty to GBH with intent.

At Basildon Crown Court on Friday April 14, Alder was jailed for seven years while the 17 year-old was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison.

Temporary Detective Inspector Chris Adam, from Basildon CID, said: “This was a frenzied and prolonged attack which left the victim with some really significant injuries.

“Billy Alder and his 17 year-old accomplice subjected him to an unimaginable ordeal and sustained level of violence which is going to impact on him for some time.

“They are clearly dangerous and I am pleased they will spend the foreseeable future behind bars.”

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Mick Ferris

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