Former Norwich City footballer Peter Mendham tells his story to the EDP
Former Norwich City footballer Peter Mendham has spoken exclusively to the EDP of a 'moment of madness' in his first interview since being released from prison.
In January 2007, Mendham admitted a charge of wounding with intent at Norwich Crown Court after stabbing his then girlfriend, Charlotte Hyam, at his home in Trowse. He was originally sentenced to seven-and-a-half-years in prison but this was reduced on appeal and a charge of attempted murder was dropped.
Norfolk-born Mendham has spoken for the first time about the incident which led to the jail term, his life in prison and subsequent tough times following his release.
Mendham says: 'The incident shocked me more than anything: that I was capabale or allowed myself to get so low to do that to someone I loved and cared about. It really was a moment of madness.'
Read the full, exclusive interview with Stacia Briggs only in the EDP on Saturday.