30th Jun, 2022

Coventry man jailed for frenzied stabbing over £25 drug debt

A Coventry man has been jailed for more than 15 years for stabbing his victim nine times in a frenzied attack over an alleged unpaid drug debt of £25.

Dylan Kalubi, of Windsor Street in Spon End, pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial at Warwick Crown Court earlier this year.

He has now been sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court for 15-and-a-half years for wounding with intent.

On July 26 last year, the 22-year-old went to a flat in Spon End and confronted a man over the alleged debt, and produced a knife from his pocket.

Emergency services arrived to find the man in a hallway with heavy bleeding and drifting in and out of consciousness.

West Midlands Police says it launched an investigation and found CCTV showing Kalubi entering the block of flats wearing a distinctive hooded McKenzie top, which was later recovered in a rubbish shute, with both Kalubi’s and the man’s blood on.

Although the man went on to make a full recovery, the scars left on his body are a brutal reminder of the attack, says the force.

It was discovered that just two months earlier, Kalubi had been involved in another violent outburst that saw him repeatedly kick a man in the head as he lay unconscious on the floor.

Dylan Kalubi knocked his victim out cold with a mop handle as trouble flared between two groups at So Club Room in Coventry in the early hours of Sunday May 29 last year. And as he lay defenceless on the floor, Kalubi continued to punch and kick the man in the head while swinging his belt around and threatening other clubbers.

The injured man suffered facial fractures plus a bleed on the brain and was placed in an induced coma for 20 days.

He survived but now suffers permanent blurred vision in his right eye.

Kalubi also pleaded guilty to affray and was sentenced on the same day to six months to be served concurrent.

Investigating officer DC Steve Phillips from Coventry Force CID said: “This is a significant sentence for a young man who will now spend the prime years of his life behind bars.

“Those who carry or use knives to threaten or inflict injury should be prepared to face the consequences when they are caught. I hope this sentence acts as a deterrent to those who are considering carrying such a weapon in Coventry.”

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