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Man guilty of stabbing doorman

PUBLISHED: 11:41 29 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:36 03 March 2010

AN Ipswich man who stabbed a night-club bouncer in broad daylight has been found guilty of unlawful wounding.

However Kamel Brahmi, 31 of Old Foundry Road, was found not guilty of wounding Matthew Cook with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

AN Ipswich man who stabbed a night-club bouncer in broad daylight has been found guilty of unlawful wounding.

However Kamel Brahmi, 31 of Old Foundry Road, was found not guilty of wounding Matthew Cook with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that Brahmi attacked Mr Cook outside Boots Chemist in Ipswich Town Centre on Saturday, April 28.

Brahmi had a pointed bullet and a bunch of keys in his hand when he struck Mr Cook in the chest.

Mr Cook suffered four puncture wounds, a collapsed lung and was treated in intensive care.

Brahmi told the court he had acted in self defence after Mr Cook had pushed him in the back and then punched and kicked him.

The jury of eight women and four men took just over three hours to reach its 10 to two majority verdicts.

Brahmi was released on conditional bail until October 15 when a pre-sentence report is to be prepared and sentencing is to take place.

Mr Recorder John Brooke-Smith said he would give no indication of what the sentence was likely to be. He said: "All the court sentencing options will be open to the judge when your case comes back to court."

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