Bare-chested Albanian sentenced to 22 months in prison for attacking men with a baseball bat

Bare-chested Albanian attacked men with a baseball bat and knife during the terrifying Oxford drugs war is in jail for 22 months

  • 23-year old Argjend Canaku attacked a group with a baseball bat as well as a knife.
  • The court heard that Canaku arrived in the UK after his father was murdered.
  • According to the Oxford Crown Court, Canaku had never been convicted before the attack.
  • Canaku was convicted of violent disorder, possession with a knife and offensive weapon.

This is the moment that a man entered an establishment with a baseball bat and attacked several men. 

Argjend Canaku (23), was convicted for the attack. He was told that CCTV footage of the incident ‘told a horrible story’. 

The assault, in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, on August 14 was linked to the city’s ‘despicable drugs trade’, said Mr Recorder John Bate-Williams.  

The judge was informed that Canaku armed with a baseball bat as well as a knife and chased several men around a corner store. The footage showed a woman pushing her pram through the shop as the gang entered the shop. 

According to Oxford Crown Court, it was claimed that the target of the chase had attacked Canaku. 

Arjend Kanaku, pictured left, was sentenced to 22-months in jail after he admitted attacking several men in Oxford’s shop.

Oxford Crown Court Heard Argjend Canuku Was Involved In The Drugs Trade In Oxford. He Admitted Violent Disorder, Possession Of A Bladed Article And Possessive Of An Offensive Weapon

Oxford Crown Court heard that Argjend Canuku was involved the drug trade in Oxford. He Conviction of violent disorder, possession or control of a bladed article, and possession or control of an offensive weapon

The judge, who heard Canaku had been arrested previously for drugs and violence offenses but not charged, rejected his more innocent explanations.

He “This seems to me to be an assortment of very violent offences related to the despicable drug trade here in Oxford.” 

“You were part a group that attacked one or more men outside the store with brazen and clearly targeted attacks.

“You were an active member the gang, playing a significant role. The one with a knife and a bat, each capable inflicting serious, possibly fatal injuries.

Canaku, who has no fixed address, admitted to violent disorder, possession and ownership of a bladed item, and possession of an offense weapon.

Samantha Giffin, mitigating asked for a community sentence or a suspended sentence in an act of mercy to her client who had not been convicted before.

The court heard that Canaku had a difficult childhood in Albania, where he witnessed his father, a policeman, being murdered. 

After After seeking asylum in the UK he had briefly lived with an older man before he was placed in a home by children’s services. He Without formal qualifications, he had left school.

Mr Recorder Bate Williams said that he was unable impose anything but an immediate prison sentence. 

He If such ‘violent attacks,’ were not punished with a prison sentence, it was asked what message that would send to the Oxford ‘despicable drug trade’.

He was sent down for 22 months. The judge stated about the CCTV: “Every image tells a story.” That film told a horrible story.

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