A drug-dealing Hull teenager suffered terrifying cruelty at the hands of menacing gangs in London when he was stabbed and threatened with knives.

He was bundled into a car and taken off to a forest where he was threatened with a knife.

His brother was even viciously stabbed outside a church after they went to a meeting to warn about knife crime, a court heard.

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Jaydon Hall, 19, who had been living in a hostel in Queen's Road, Hull, admitted possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply on June 28.

Prosecutor Michael Forrest told Hull Crown Court that staff at the hostel suspected that Hall had been using drugs and searched it while he was out.

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A plastic bag containing 52 wraps of crack cocaine, weighing 11.2g, were found in a drawer under clothes.

Two mobile phones, cling film and a razor were also found hidden in a box. Police were alerted.

Hall later admitted that he used seven wraps of drugs a day. He used cannabis and cocaine.

On July 3, police found a kitchen knife hidden inside a mattress in his room.

Hall had convictions for 13 previous offences, including possessing drugs, being concerned in supplying drugs and supplying them.

He had been locked up last year for a year by a Scottish court for drugs and abduction offences.

He also had a conviction in January last year for possessing a blade.

Julia Baggs, mitigating, said that Hall had been living at the hostel since being released from custody on licence.

He was put under pressure because of an outstanding drug debt in Scotland.

"He was invited to work off the debt by storing drugs," said Miss Baggs. "After further intimidation, he agreed to it.

"He had the drugs in his room for a number of days and was going to hand them over to these men when asked to do so."

Hall suffered a traumatic childhood and had moved home 18 times in his life, often changing schools.

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He became the victim of knife crime in London after becoming embroiled in the gang culture.

On one occasion, he was bundled into a car in London, taken to a forest and threatened with a knife.

He was stabbed in the chest and shoulder and suffered a punctured lung, claimed Miss Baggs.

After he went to a meeting in a church about knife crime, his brother was attacked with a knife outside.

He moved to Hull but visited friends back in London and was then trafficked up to Scotland, leading to him being locked up.

"He had been coerced into gang culture, which led him to be the victim of knife culture," added Miss Baggs.

Hall worked for a time for a glass company in Hull, where he used a razor that he inadvertently left in his hostel room.

Recorder Felicity Davies told Hall: "You have had a very troubled background, with various traumatic events.

"You spent most of your early years in London and became involved with gangs and so on.

"Immediate custody is the only sentence appropriate."

Hall was sent to a young offenders' institute for 20 months.