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Teenager allegedly ‘plunged’ knife into victim’s groin at Ravenswood McDonald’s, court hears

PUBLISHED: 20:16 19 November 2018

Police at the scene at Ravenswood Avenue McDonalds Picture: ARCHANT

Police at the scene at Ravenswood Avenue McDonalds Picture: ARCHANT

A 16-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in the car park of a McDonald’s restaurant in Ipswich during a violent fight in front of shocked members of the public, it has been alleged.

Food left after the incident at McDonalds in Ravenswood Avenue Picture: ROSS HALLSFood left after the incident at McDonalds in Ravenswood Avenue Picture: ROSS HALLS

The victim was with a 17-year-old friend at the Ravenswood branch of McDonald’s when 18-year-old Rishawn Mohammed allegedly pulled out a large, red-handled kitchen knife with a 12cm blade and “plunged” it into his groin, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

The injured teenager slumped to the ground in between two cars and his friend had allegedly pulled out a knife and chased after Mohammed but had not been able to catch up with him, said Andrew Jackson, prosecuting.

He said although there was clearly a disagreement between the three youths, none of them had told police what it was about.

Mohammed, 18, of Hurricane Place, Ipswich, has denied wounding the 16-year-old youth with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm, having a knife and violent disorder.

The alleged victim of the stabbing, who is now 17, and his 17-year-old friend have denied violent disorder.

The alleged offences took place on June 13.

Mr Jackson said that after their arrest, the 16-year-old and his 17-year-old friend declined to answer questions.

Mohammed had given police a pre-prepared statement in which he admitted taking stabbing the 16-year-old but claimed he had been acting in self-defence.

The trial, which is expected to last several weeks, continues.

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