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22-year-old jailed after stabbing man six times at Penge bus stop

PUBLISHED: 17:21 08 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:21 08 April 2013

Luke Freeman-Roach

Luke Freeman-Roach

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A 22-year-old Penge man has been handed a 23-year sentence after stabbing a man six times at a bus stop.

Luke Freeman-Roach, of Weighton Road, was found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment, with an additional five years to be served on extended licence, at Croydon Crown Court on Friday.

The 52-year-old victim was waiting at a bus stop in Anerley Road, Penge, at 4.35am on July 22, when Freeman-Roach asked him for a cigarette.

When the victim said that he did not smoke, Freeman-Roach demanded £5 before stabbing him in the body and head when he realised he had no money.

He initially denied the offence but later pleaded guilty to GBH with intent.

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