A MAN who stabbed two teenagers in Dudley during a month-long crime spree has been locked up for 15 years.

Giovanni Campbell stabbed a 17-year-old boy on Dudley High Street in June last year- two weeks after attacking the same boy in the town centre.

The victim suffered a stab wound to the back when he was knifed on June 29 and suffered chest and arm injuries in the first attack.

Campbell was arrested by officers who found him hiding in a hedge and an investigation connected him to being behind a number of violent offences in the Dudley area.

He was found to have stabbed a 19-year-old in the leg after approaching two men, along with an accomplice, in Kitchener Road, Kates Hill where they demanded the men hand over their phones.

He stole an iPhone in the violent robbery which took place on June 14.

Police linked Campbell to other robberies where victims were threatened or assaulted for their phones.

He punched a 15-year-old boy in the face and made him get off a bus travelling between Wolverhampton and Birmingham and also forced another teenager to hand over his phone at Dudley bus station.

Campbell, aged 21, of Reservoir Road, Rowley Regis, was convicted of wounding the 17-year-old with intent following a trial.

He pleaded guilty to other charges of wounding, robbery, attempted robbery and having an offensive weapon between May 28 and June 29 last year.

He was jailed at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Friday, February 21.

DC Pat Lewis, from CID, said: "Campbell is a dangerous man who not only intimidated but willingly attacked victims with a knife - including the same boy twice.

"He used excessive violence to predominately target mobile phones in and around Dudley and the bus network.

"Officers were quick on the scene following his last attack and, despite the risk of him carrying a knife, tracked him down hiding in a hedge.

"Knife crime and violence won’t be tolerated and those involved face losing their freedom for a long time."