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Man, 46, accused of stabbing after being confronted over alleged theft

PUBLISHED: 16:07 04 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:21 08 April 2019

A woman has described seeing a Lowestoft man being stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife. Picture: Archant

A woman has described seeing a Lowestoft man being stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife. Picture: Archant

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A woman has described seeing a Lowestoft man being stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife after he confronted an alleged thief.

Courtney Holder, 20, told a jury at Ipswich Crown Court that earlier in the day she had seen Jason Hamilton steal £160 from a homeless man sitting who was sitting on a bench in Lowestoft and asked him to give the money back.

Later in the day she had approached Hamilton with a man and saw Hamilton “swing out” at the other man, stabbing him in the neck with a kitchen knife.

Hamilton, 46, of Suffolk Road, Lowestoft, has denied stealing £160 cash, wounding the man with intent to do him grievous bodily harm and having an article with a blade in Station Square, Lowestoft.

The offences are alleged to have been committed on October 26 last year.

The court heard that after the alleged attack, the man received hospital treatment for the injury to his neck under his left ear.

After his arrest Hamilton declined to answer questions put to him by police officers.

The trial continues.

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