Three men who chased a victim and carried out a knife attack are sentenced to a total of more than 50 years in jail.

The three men were sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on September 13 after chasing a 17-year-old man into a youth centre in Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate and stabbing the victim with a knife on October 12, 2018.

Hasnain Talib, 19, of Hatfield Close, Ilford, was sentenced to 23 years for attempted murder, alongside with Dantai Demontagnac, 18, of Arthingworth Street, Stratford, who was sentenced to 23 years plus three years on licence for the same offence.

Doane Young, 19, of Barking Road, Canning Town, was sentenced to 13 years for grievous bodily harm with intent.

All three were convicted on July 5, following a trial at the same court.

The group targeted the victim who was stood outside the youth centre shortly before 5:30pm, as they cycled towards the victim while being armed with knives.

The 17-year-old was chased into the youth centre, before being cornered in a corridor and attacked. During the frenzied attack, Demontagnac dropped his knife but retrieved it before inflicting more injuries on the victim.

The three ran from the scene, leaving their victim with stab injuries to his head, back, chest, groin and thighs.

After the victim was rushed to hospital, he underwent emergency surgery and survived the attack without fatal consequences.

The attackers were quickly identified from CCTV within the centre and were arrested and charged.

Detective Constable Ben Harland, of the North East Command Unit, led the investigation of the attack. He said: “The ferocity of this attack was truly shocking, and it is only a combination of luck, and the skill of the medical teams at hospital, that his incident did not have fatal consequences.

“They (the attackers) showed no hesitation in pursuing their victim into a youth centre where children and other members of the public were present to carry out their assault.

“This attack has had a devastating impact on the victim and his family, but I hope these sentences bring them some comfort and ensured that justice has been served.”