A Nigerian man has been sentenced to five years for stabbing a passenger with a pair of scissors at Finsbury Park Tube Station, UK. 27-year-old Adeyemi Adekeye was found guilty of grievous bodily harm at Blackfriars Crown Court on January 28 and was sentenced to five years in prison on March 4, 2016.
Adekeye attacked the victim on the Victoria line platform at Finsbury Park Tube station at about 1.30pm on August 11 2015. The victim thought he had been punched and managed to get onto a train and away from Adekeye. But once on the train, he realised he had been injured and was bleeding.
Adekeye then boarded a Piccadilly line train to Heathrow Airport and was arrested by officers at the airport’s bus station. Detective constable Steve McBride, from British Transport Police, said:
“This was a random attack on a man who was going about his day. Everyone has the right to travel on the rail network without fear or intimidation. I hope that the sentence handed to Adekeye will allow him to reflect on his actions on that day.”
Steve Burton, Transport for London’s director of enforcement and on-street operations, describes the unprovoked attack as “callous”.
“Thanks to the victims report and the immediate investigation carried out by the British Transport Police this offender was arrested and subsequently jailed. We are committed to ensuring our customers travel freely across our network in confidence and will continue to work with our police partners to crackdown on any incidents of crime, pushing for the toughest penalties for those caught.” he said.