Police found men injured on the floor after reports of stabbing in Cardinal Park, court hears
PUBLISHED: 17:12 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:12 19 April 2018
Police officers who went to Cardinal Park in Ipswich in response to reports of people fighting found two men lying on the ground bleeding from stab wounds, a court has heard.
In statements read to Ipswich Crown Court today the officers said that when they arrived on the scene nightclub security staff were applying pressure to the injured mens’ wounds.
One of the men, Patrick Styles, had two puncture wounds to his back while Isaac Grant, the other injured man, had one wound to his back.
Before the court is Jewel Miah, 21, of Moore Road, Ipswich, who has denied having a kitchen knife in Cecilia Street, Ipswich, on October 6 last year.
He has also denied three offences of wounding Isaac Grant, Patrick Styles and Bradley Orton with intent to do them grievous bodily harm on the same date.
Gareth Hughes, prosecuting, told the court that the alleged stabbing took place at around 3am as customers were leaving Unit 17 in Cardinal Park.
He said there had been ill-feeling between Mr Grant and his girlfriend’s ex-partner and this had triggered various incidents in the nightclub earlier in the evening.
Mr Grant and his friend Patrick Styles left Unit 17 at around 2.45am and shortly afterwards Mr Grant received a text from the other man - his girlfriend’s ex-partner - suggesting they had a fight.
Mr Grant and Mr Styles went back towards the club where a fist fight took place between Mr Grant and the other man, said Mr Hughes.
That fight ended and shortly afterwards another fight started during which Miah allegedly produced a knife and stabbed Mr Grant, Mr Styles and Mr Orton.
He said Mr Styles felt what he thought was a punch and it was only when he touched his back and felt blood that he realised he had been stabbed.
He allegedly saw a man with a knife run towards Mr Grant and he chased after him and tried to wrestle the knife away from him.
Police later found a knife in nearby bushes and following Micah’s arrest on October 9 his landlord identified the knife as similar to one that was missing from a set of her knives.
The trial continues.