Boy guilty of knife wounding

AN Ipswich teenager who threw a knife which landed in the back of a student's head has today been found guilty of unlawful wounding.The 14-year-old who suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was found not guilty at Ipswich Crown Court of wounding the 17-year-old with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

AN Ipswich teenager who threw a knife which landed in the back of a student's head has today been found guilty of unlawful wounding.

The 14-year-old who suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was found not guilty at Ipswich Crown Court of wounding the 17-year-old with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

Mr Recorder, Nicholas Hamblen ordered a pre-sentence report and said he would sentence the teenager on July 19.

He remanded the youngster into the care of the local authority and said all the court sentencing options including custody would remain open.


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During the trial the court heard that the teenager had an argument with his mother because she refused to give him a lift to Capel St Mary to see friends.

The older boy, a sixth form student, "wound up" the teenager by laughing at him.

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The two boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, ended up having a fight and the 14-year-old picked up a monkey wrench and hit the older boy on the arms, he told the court the older boy had pinned him to the ground and tried to strangle him.

The court heard that the youth said to the student "I'm going to get you, I'm going to kill you".

Lindsay Cox, prosecuting, said the 14-year-old picked up a nine-inch kitchen knife and threw it at the student. Mr Cox said: "It hit him in the back of the head with such force that it was embedded in his scull and didn't fall out".

The 14-year-old claimed he did not deliberately throw the knife at the older boy.

The knife was removed from the 17-year-old's head by an Addenbrook's Hospital surgeon and he was expected to make a full recovery.

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