Two teenagers have been jailed after a 17-year-old was stabbed in Watford last year.

The victim was stabbed in the chest and neck in the early house of July 18 in St Albans Road during a fight between two groups of youths.

Mohammed Khan, 18, of St George’s Road, and a 16 year-old-boy, also from Watford, were sentenced at St Albans Crown Court today.

Khan pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment for the stabbing and six months for possession of the knife to run concurrently.

The 16-year-old was sentenced to six years imprisonment.

Detective Sergeant Ian Siggery from the Watford Local Crime Unit said: "I am pleased that we have seen a positive result. A team of detectives from the Local Crime Unit worked tirelessly with the local community to gather the necessary evidence to bring about these charges ensure the offenders faced justice.

"I would thank them for their support with the investigation. I hope these sentences send out a clear message that knife crime will not be tolerated in Hertfordshire."