Teenager Charged With Godmanchester Knife Attack

A TEENAGER has appeared in court charged with a knife attack which saw a man lose an ear in Godmanchester on Monday evening. The 16-year-old boy, from Godmanchester, did not enter a plea at the initial hearing this morning (Wed 13) and will appear before

A TEENAGER has appeared in court charged with a knife attack which saw a man lose an ear in Godmanchester on Monday evening.

The 16-year-old boy, from Godmanchester, did not enter a plea at the initial hearing this morning (Wed 13) and will appear before Huntingdon Youth Court on Tuesday (August 19).

The incident happened at around 11.15pm on Monday evening on Cambridge Street, near the junction with East Chadley Lane.

An 18-year-old man from Huntingdon was taken to hospital with serious injuries in the aftermath of the assault, which was witnessed by several people.

Sylvia Cundell, prosecuting, told the court how the victim of Monday's attack had received 'dreadful injuries' that would leave him scarred for life.

She said: "The victim and the defendant were part of a group of people who were talking. There was a fight between the two of them and soon blood was everywhere.

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"The victim has suffered severe disfiguration that will require ongoing plastic surgery. He has not been well enough to provide a statement yet."

The prosecutor told the court how surgeons at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge had battled for seven hours to save the victim's right ear, without success. He had received four deep wounds to his head, the prosecutor added.

Representing the youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, solicitor Samantha Jewell made an unsuccessful application for him to be released on bail.

The youth, who is charged with causing wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon, was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on Tuesday.

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