Man admits knife attack in Haverhill

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A teenager has admitted carrying out an attack in Haverhill in which a man was wounded with a knife.

Liam Allen, 18, of Mays Avenue, Balsham, pleaded guilty to the attack that took place earlier in the year.

Allen appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday (August 17).

He had been due to stand trial after pleading not guilty to offences of unlawful wounding and possession of cannabis.

Before a jury had been sworn in, however, Allen changed his pleas to guilty and was told by Mr Recorder John Foy QC that he would be sentenced for both offences on September 4.

Allen was arrested following an incident in the Leiston Way and Greenfields area of Haverhill on the evening of March 14.

He was arrested after an 18-year-old man suffering from what appeared to be a knife wound was found by police nearby.

At about 11.40pm on Saturday, March 14, police received calls reporting an altercation in the car park at the community centre at Leiston Road.

The centre was hosting a private function at the time.

Officers attended and found an 18-year-old man at the end of Ixworth Road with what appeared to be a stab wound to his body.

The man was taken to Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge where he received treatment.

His injury was not life-threatening.

Allen was arrested a short time later and taken into custody.

A search the following day revealed that Allen was in possession of a quantity of cannabis, the court heard.

Mr Recorder Foy told Allen that he would continue to be remanded in custody until his sentencing which will take place next month at Norwich Crown Court.