Belvedere barber jailed for slashing colleague with razor after argument over £80

PUBLISHED: 14:08 06 November 2015 | UPDATED: 14:08 06 November 2015

Farouk Shkar

Farouk Shkar


Farouk Shkar, 30, was jailed for 40 months at the Inner London Crown Court on October 30

A barber has been jailed after slashing a colleague with a cut-throat razor in an argument over £80.

Farouk Shkar, 30, an Iranian national of no fixed address, was jailed for 40 months at the Inner London Crown Court on October 30, after previously pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm.

On August 3, 2013 Shkar and a 28-year-old colleague had a disagreement over £80 at a barbers shop in Nuxley Road, Belvedere where they both worked.

Shkar slashed his colleague with a cut-throat razor, causing injuries to his head, arms and hands, which required 25 staples to close them.

Shkar, who lived above the barber shop at the time of the incident, fled the scene and remained on the run until officers arrested him in Wernbrook Street, Plumstead on June 18, 2015.

Shkar denied the offence, claiming he was the victim, but then pleaded guilty prior to the trial commencing.

Detective constable Danny Cossins from Bexley Police’s CID said: “Shkar was on the run for nearly two years after this violent assault.

“However offenders should be aware that we don’t just forget about them, we will ensure they are captured and placed before the courts to answer for their crimes no matter how long it takes.”

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