Boy who was ‘one of the youngest ever to get an ASBO’ before becoming a drugs gang boss is jailed aged 18 after being caught with £2,000 of heroin and crack cocaine following revenge attack when he was stabbed 27 times with a machete
- Alfie Hodgin, now 18, found with £1,220 of heroin and £1,100 of crack cocaine
- He had been attacked by four machete-wielding gang members in July this year
- Despite being air lifted to hospital with 27 stab wounds he was arrested by police
- Hodgin was ‘one of the youngest people to ever receive an ASBO’, aged just ten
A ten-year-old boy who was ‘one of the youngest people ever to receive an ASBO’ before becoming a teenage gang boss has been jailed following a revenge attack where he was stabbed 27 times with a machete.
Alfie Hodgin, 18, was jailed on Wednesday after being caught with more than £2,000 of heroin and crack cocaine while ‘slumped on the floor covered in blood’.
The teenager from Liscard, Merseyside, was working for an organised crime group in a bid to pay off debt he had accumulated but he instead stole the gang’s phone and drugs as he attempted to run his own operation.
Liverpool Crown Court heard how a gang of four machete-wielding men left Hodgin lying on a street in Ellesmere Port town centre, Cheshire, on July 14, with 27 stab wounds.
Reports at the time heard that dozens of police cars responding to the incident which saw the attackers jump out at Hodgin out of a grey SUV.
He spent two weeks in hospital due to the severity of his injuries having been rescued by an air ambulance.
But he would be arrested by officers who found him in the possession of £1,220 of heroin, £1,100 of crack cocaine and a £1,208 ‘graft’ phone.
Alfie Hodgin, pictured aged ten in 2014 (left), was one of the youngest people to receive an ASBO. He has now been jailed aged 18 (right) after being caught with more than £2,000 of heroin and crack cocaine while ‘slumped on the floor covered in blood’ following a revenge attack.
Hodgin’s life of crime began back in December 2014, when he was handed an ASBO at Wirral Magistrates’ Court, Merseyside, after ‘terrorising the community’, the Liverpool Echo reports.
The two-year order banned him from ‘causing harassment, alarm or distress to members the public’ and prevented the schoolboyfrom associating with a group of friends in public.
The banning order failed to prevent him abiding by the law as he was handed his first criminal conviction at the age of 13.
He was jailed in 2019 after being caught in possession of a blade in public. He had committed a wealth of offences by this point including theft, criminal damage, assault and breaching his ASBO order.
Hodgin and his older brother John, then 14, were believed to be part of a gang involved in a series of incidents in the north end of Birkenhead, Merseyside.
John similarly received an ASBO just a month earlier having been ‘accused of being part of a gang that threw missiles at vehicles and hurled abuse at vulnerable people’.
Hodgin would serve time again in February 2021 after being caught holding onto drugs, a phone and a ‘couple of weapons’ in his cell.
The schoolboy had become involved in dealing Class A drugs while he was out on licence before the horror revenge attack left him lying in a pool of his own blood.
Liverpool Crown Court (pictured) heard on Wednesday how a gang of four machete-wielding men left Hodgin lying on a street in Ellesmere Port town centre on July 14, with 27 stab wounds
Defence counsel John Weate told the court on Wednesday: ‘From a very young age, probably in his infancy, he has been subjected to living in a violent and criminal environment and a complete mistrust has developed within him of adults and people who may on the face of it be looking to help him.
‘Everything has been disrupted by this life experience, which thankfully the vast majority of children don’t have to experience. His education was completely and utterly disrupted through bad behaviour and through other issues which existed in his life.
‘The glimmer of hope is a suggestion he wants to change. He seems determined to get a grip of his life and to do his level best in the future to make sure he doesn’t find himself in this position again.’
His brother is also currently serving a two year and seven month sentence after he was chased in a stolen car by a police helicopter.