A New Cross drug dealer has been jailed after he stabbed a man because he felt he was being “disrespected”.

Louis Elue, 22, was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court today (June 19) to 13 years in prison.

Elue, of Nettleton Road, was in Camplin Street, New Cross, at around 4.30pm on November 19 last year when he approached two men.

According to the Met Police, Elue felt he was “being disrespected” when the pair did not acknowledge him and started threatening them with a knife.

PC Gary Sanders, of Lewisham CID, said: “I believe that Elue was frustrated over an unsuccessful drug deal which did not involve the victim, and sadly it appears the victim was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Elue stabbed one of the men, a 24-year-old, multiple times and the victim had to be rushed to hospital. He has since made a full recovery.

Elue was arrested at his home later that same day and on May 1 was found guilty of GBH with intent, attempted GBH, possession of a knife and possession of cannabis with intent to supply..

PC Sanders said: “We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure criminals like Elue are off our streets, and this sentencing result reflects how seriously incidents of this nature are taken."