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Teenage father of 2-year-old child stabs 2 police officers who wanted to ask him question

By Mason White 6:09 PM April 2, 2017
Dean Murphy
Dean Murphy
By: Emily Lewis

A teenage father flew into a rage and stabbed police officers who tried to ask him a question on the street, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, the teenager, who stabbed two police officers in a Cheshunt High Street, was sentenced to serve 6 years in prison.

In court, Murphy admitted wounding with intent to resist the lawful apprehension of himself, having an article with a blade or point and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

According to the criminal complaint, 18-year-old Dean Murphy stabbed the plain clothed officers in the arms, hands and fingers.

The two officers were on duty in a police vehicle in the High Street in Cheshunt, when they saw Murphy, who was on foot, and decided to question him.

Having got out their car and approached the defendant, the police officers produced their warrant cards to show Murphy, but the court heard that he tried to make a run for it.

However, the officers managed to restrain him and in the struggle that ensued, Murphy pulled out a large knife that he had been carrying.

The court heard he aimed a blow towards the body of Detective Constable Donald Ayriss, who managed to lean back and block the blade with his arm.

As a result, he suffered a wound to his upper arm.

His colleague, Detective Constable Daniel Bardwell, then found himself facing Murphy, who was still menacingly holding the knife.

DC Bardwell suffered a wound across his hand.

Recorder Ann Mulligan, hearing the case, was told that Murphy, a father of a two year old child, had shown remorse for his actions that day.

Defense attorney David Rhodes said that Murphy had grown up in a tough area of London, where knife crime was prevalent and he himself had been stabbed twice in the past.

The court heard that Murphy had three previous convictions for carrying knives.