Teen jailed for stabbing two outside nightclub in attack recorded on Snapchat


A teenager who stabbed two people in a terrifying attack outside a nightclub that was recorded on Snapchat has been jailed for 12 years.

Shocking social media footage shows Judah Chilink lunging at bystanders with a knife outside Pryzm in Nottingham on May 6 last year.

As a woman screams in the background, one of his victims lies on the floor while horrified onlookers call for help.

A total of five people were stabbed in the brawl and Chilink, of Nottingham, left one man, 19, fighting for his life in hospital, and another man, 24, requiring stitches.

Jurors heard the incident happened in Lower Parliament Street a short time after Chilink barged past a woman and knocked her to the floor while she was dancing in the Pryzm nightclub.

The woman got to her feet and challenged him, but he told her he had a knife and threatened her.

Chilink then told her his name repeatedly and urged the woman to look him up to see who he was.

He then showed her a picture of himself wearing a balaclava and holding a knife.

Chilink walked away and the woman didn’t see him again until she left the club when there was “chaos”, with Chilink fighting a number of people outside.

The most severely injured victim, a 19-year-old man, was stabbed in the stomach who needed 22 pints of blood and resuscitation when he stopped breathing.

The court heard Chilink tried to escape in a taxi following the incident but was refused a ride by the taxi driver and then fled on foot.

Officers were quickly on the scene and arrested him nearby.

Last November the 19-year-old was convicted of wounding with intent against the most badly injured man, wounding another man and possession of a bladed article following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

He was cleared of wounding three other people – two men aged 24 and 23-years-old, and a 20-year-old woman who also received hospital treatment for knife injuries.

Detective Constable James Hirst, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As the footage shows, this was a terrifying incident that resulted in one young man being left fighting for his life.

“Fortunately he survived but this could have easily cost that young man his life.”

Today Chilink was handed a 12-year extended determinant sentence, which means he will have to serve at least eight years.

He will also serve a further three years on licence and was given a two-year sentence for the wounding and an 18-month sentence for possession of a bladed article.

Both of the latter sentences which will run concurrently.

“I hope today’s sentence sends out a message to people that if they carry knives – and particularly if they use them – they can expect to spend time in prison,” Det Con Hirst said.

“I’d like to thank the members of public and community paramedics from Pryzm nightclub who provided immediate first aid to the victims.

“Carrying a knife is never acceptable and this incident is a clear example of why we try so hard to prevent knife crime.

“Nottinghamshire Police treats knife crime extremely seriously and has a range of measures from enforcement with the dedicated Knife Crime Team to education through Schools and Early Intervention Officers.

“Knife crime has reduced by more than 13 per cent in Nottinghamshire over the last year but incidents like this show that one incident is one too many and we must continue to work with our partners and the community to stop people carrying knives.”