A teenage student has been left blind in one eye after he was hunted down at college and repeatedly stabbed with decorating scissors. The 17-year-old victim, who has undergone four hospital operations, may lose an eye as a result of the attack and feels his “whole life has been destroyed”, a court heard.
He was tracked down by three youths who went from classroom to classroom at Riverside College in Widnes, Cheshire, looking for him following “bad blood” between the victim and one of his attackers Jamie Grimes. When they found him in his maths class, Grimes, 17, burst into the lesson and rained down “forceful punches” on the boy.
One of his pals, Michael Jones, then repeatedly stabbed him with large scissors, including in his left eye, while a teacher and pupils watched on in horror. Jones, now 18, was today given a 12 year sentence involving nine years behind bars and a three year extended licence by a judge who ruled that he is “dangerous.”