Man denies GBH and having knife on busy city street

Dereham Road Norwich November 2020. Grapes Hill. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Dereham Road Norwich November 2020. Grapes Hill. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN - Credit: Archant

A man has denied causing grievous bodily harm with intent and having a knife in Dereham Road in Norwich.

Marcello Carvalho, 21, appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday and denied a charge of wounding with intent and having a knife in a public place.

Carvalho, from Ipswich, also denied a charge of racially aggravated harassment.

The offences are said to have happened between June 15 and 18 last year.

Carvalho was represented by Matthew McNiff at the short hearing.


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Mr McNiff said that Carvalho would need a Portuguese interpreter for his trial.

Judge Katharine Moore adjourned his case and granted Carvalho bail.

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A trial is scheduled to take place in April next year but Judge Moore said that if that was not possible, it should go ahead instead in May.

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