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Teenage girl allegedly stabbed during altercation over handbag

PUBLISHED: 14:25 07 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:49 08 October 2017

Bardwell, where the alleged incident took place. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Bardwell, where the alleged incident took place. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A man has been charged with grievous bodily harm after a teenage girl was allegedly stabbed in a village.

Bardwell, where the alleged incident took place. Picture: GREGG BROWNBardwell, where the alleged incident took place. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Suffolk police said the incident occurred between 7.30am and 8.30am on Thursday, October 5 at a house in School Lane, Bardwell, near Thetford.

The victim, a 16-year-old girl, alleged that a man who had also been present at the address attempted to steal her handbag.

An altercation then ensued during which she was reportedly stabbed in the shoulder and the arm. The man then allegedly ran out into the street with the handbag.

Dimitri Coxon, 26, of Lockyer Street, Plymouth, was subsequently arrested by officers investigating the incident.

Bardwell, where the alleged incident took place. Picture: GREGG BROWNBardwell, where the alleged incident took place. Picture: GREGG BROWN

He has now been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and was remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today (Friday, October 6).

A court spokesman said the case will be heard at Ipswich Crown Court on November 3. The spokesman said Coxon was remanded in custody.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of School Lane between 7.30am and 8.30am on Thursday and who may have seen anything to make contact.

Anyone with information is asked to call West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101, quoting reference 65158/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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