Man jailed for stabbing attack on bouncer who refused him entry to club

A man who stabbed a Lambeth security worker six months after being refused entry to a nightclub was sentenced yesterday at Inner Crown Court after a four-day trial.

Mario Dos Santos, 26, of Lansdowne Green, SW8, was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

Dos Santos stabbed his 36-year-old victim five times – four times in the leg and once in the shoulder.

The stab wound to the shoulder pierced the victim’s left lung, causing it to collapse.

DC Kendal Moore, investigating officer from Lambeth CID, said: “Dos Santos carried out a vicious attack on the victim because he was refused entry to a club some six months before by the victim who was simply doing his job.

“Dos Santos has shown no remorse for his actions throughout.

“I would like to praise the victim for his courage in reporting the attack to the police and for assisting us with this complex investigation to ensure Dos Santos was brought to justice.”

On Tuesday September 12 last year, at about 6pm, the victim, who was walking with a friend in Moat Place, Brixton, saw Dos Santos with a group of men.

Dos Santos recognised him as the bouncer who had refused him entry to a club six months earlier and produced a six-inch flick-knife from his trouser waistband

After threatening the victim, Dos Santos then preceded the stab him before the man managed to flee the scene with his friend and call 999.

The victim was bleeding heavily and struggling to breathe but he has since recovered from his injuries.

Detectives carried out enquiries and spoke to witnesses, reviewing CCTV and forensics, and Dos Santos was arrested on 22 September and charged the following day.

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