Folkestone father and son locked up for attacking man in street after slur
by Dan Bloom
A quiet Christmas dinner awaits Wayne and Shamen Williams this
year - in the prison canteen.
The father and son have been jailed together for spontaneously
attacking a man in the street.
Wayne, 41, shouted "What are you looking at nonce?" to victim
Aaron Otterwell in Dover Road, Folkestone - prompting an
So 20-year-old Shamen, who had only been out of prison for a
month, leapt to his dad’s aid by hitting the victim with an
Wayne grabbed the victim in a headlock, said he was going to
kill him, whipped out a flick knife and slashed him across the
The attack on August 6 left the victim with two to three cuts,
including above his right eye, Canterbury Crown Court heard.
But Wayne Williams had meant him far more serious harm,
"This was a knife crime and there needs to be a deterrent sentence in a knife crime…” – Judge Michael O'Sullivan
Despite Wayne committing few previous crimes, the judge
said: "This was a knife crime and there needs to be a deterrent
sentence in a knife crime."
Meanwhile, Shamen had only been released on licence in July from
a three-and-a-half year jail sentence.
The court heard he had been jailed over an attempted robbery
that took place in October 2010 - just days after his 18th
The judge told him: "You have an appalling record for
"You may have wished to support your father in some way."
However, Williams junior was given a lesser sentence as the
court ruled he could not know his father would use a knife.
Shamen, of Queen Street, Folkestone, pleaded guilty to affray
jailed for 15 months.
Wayne, of Dover Road, Folkestone, pleaded guilty to wounding
with intent and was jailed for five years and eight months.
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