27th Feb, 2021

Teenager jailed for stabbing guests at 18th birthday party he gatecrashed

Sarah Mason 8th Feb, 2021 Updated: 9th Feb, 2021

A TEENAGER has been jailed for stabbing two guests at an 18th birthday bash he gatecrashed in Solihull.

Tyreece Swaby launched his vicious attack after turning up uninvited to the celebration held in the garden of a house in Table Oak Lane.

He stabbed his first victim twice, resulting in a major operation for the 17-year-old who had to have part of his bowel removed and still requires treatment.

Seconds later, he wounded his second victim, also aged 17, during the altercation just before 1.30am on September 1, 2019.

Swaby was arrested by police the same day.

Swaby, who was aged 17 at the time of the offence, was convicted on January 28 at Warwickshire Justice Centre of two counts of wounding with intent following a trial.

Swaby, of Lordswood Square, Harborne, will serve at least six years of a nine-year jail term before the Parole Board will consider his release.

PC David Spencer, of force CID, said: “This was a vicious and shocking attack on two teenagers at what should have been a happy celebration.

“It erupted after a row over a minor issue which turned physical, it was a case of wounded pride for Swaby, who left the party to retrieve a knife from his car only to return and commit this savage crime.

“The amount of violence used was senseless and unnecessary.”

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