Nepali man jailed for seven yrs for khukuri attack in UK
A Nepali man living in UK has been sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of seriously injuring two teenagers with a khukuri knife during a drunken brawl in April 2013.
Hitendra Limbu, 21, who carried out the deadly attack with a nine-inch khukuri, was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Tuesday after he admitted two charges relating to the fight in Ashford town centre.
According to a report in kentonline.co.uk, the incident left Iceland worker Charlie Carolan, 19, with a huge gash through the cartilage in his nose - as well as cuts to his arm, chest and back. His friend Ashley Curtis, 18, suffered a serious injury to his thumb, which required reconstructive surgery.
Limbu, of Quantock Drive, Ashford, had arrived in UK for two years. He was sentenced to seven years for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and two years for wounding with intent - the sentences will run concurrently, according to the report.
The report further saidLimbu had been out drinking with a male Nepali friend and two female Polish friends, all work colleagues, to celebrate one of their birthdays at Liquid and Envy nightclub in East Hill before the fight started outside a kebab shop in the High Street at about 2.30am on April 16. Nepalnews.com