#parents | #teensvaping | Teen high on ketamine ‘spoiling for fight’ repeatedly stabbed lad in head on night out

A vicious teenager high on ketamine repeatedly stabbed a lad in bloody attack in front of punters during a busy night out in Liverpool.

Cruel Wayne Lee, 19, was high on a mix of cannabis and ketamine when he and a group of thuggish mates went around Liverpool city centre looking for violence.

The maniac launched into his vicious assault shortly after he came across Scott Sheerin, 18, who had been trying to help a group of drunk girls sat on a kerb, near Concert Square.

Good Samaritan Mr Sheerin had tried to get the girls water from a nearby bar, but was confronted by one of Lee’s pals who possibly grabbed his neck or cut at it with a blade.

A student, whose balcony overlooked the road, witnessed the attack, and told police she heard Mr Sheerin shout, ‘he’s just held a knife to my throat’.

One of the gang, annoyed by the victim’s objections, punched him in the face, and he collapsed, hitting his head on the floor, Liverpool Crown Court heard.

Thug Lee attacked the lad in a busy part of Liverpool

Lee, at this point, joined in the group assault, as Mr Sheerin was kicked three times to his head, until he was unconscious.

The victim suffered a broken nose, bruising to his jaw and concussion, but remembers little about the vicious beating on Fleet Street, at about 2.30am on December 5.

Jakub Klaur, the second victim, was walking past the scene, and witnessed Mr Sheerin being attacked.

The 24-year-old Good Samaritan pointed to Lee, and tried to grab his top, but that enraged the 19-year-old who produced the dagger out his pocket, wielding the weapon like a knuckleduster.

Mr Klaur was knocked to the ground where he was stabbed repeatedly to his head, Christopher Hopkins, prosecuting, said.

Shocking CCTV footage of the assault was played in court, as the barrister pointed out the “one, two, three, four stabbing blows”.

The victim suffered stab wounds to his chest, left of his spine, three wounds to his temple and side of his head.

Lee’s short 1.5 inch blade probably meant Mr Klaur did not suffer more serious injuries, it was heard.

It was previously reported that a heroic doorman from the nearby Black Rabbit bar ran over to break up the fight.

This was scene after Wayne Lee’s shocking attack on Fleet Street

A constable who arrested Lee, who at first acted as a “peacemaker”, described him as under the influence of drink or drugs, who was slurring his words and had glazed eyes.

Michael O’Brien, defending, who described his client as “somewhat immature”, convinced Judge Denis Watson that Lee should not be classed a “danger to the public.”

The barrister, who said the stabbing lasted for 20 seconds, claimed Lee was “thoroughly ashamed of his actions” and had “genuine remorse”.

Lee, of October Drive in Kensington, who has “limited convictions” and is experiencing his “first taste of custody,” had applied for enhanced status behind bars and was studying maths and English courses, it was added.

Judge Watson told him: “You were out in Liverpool city centre armed with a knife, described as a push dagger, a small but very unpleasant looking knife, to be held in a clenched fist so the blade protrudes behind the fist, of 1.5 inches, akin to the way a knuckleduster is used.

“…you were spoiling for a fight…looking for trouble.”

Lee, who admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of a knife and actual bodily harm, was jailed for six years.

He waved to family members as he was sent down.




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