Published: March 22, 2012
Man convicted of grievous bodily harm following Highbridge stabbing

A Bridgwater man has been convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent to wound following a stabbing in Highbridge last year.

Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last year how Highbridge man James Hobbs, 37, had to use a kebab to stem the flow of blood from his neck wound after he was stabbed following an attack in Charlotte Court.

His assailant, 36 year-old Jamie Edney, has been convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent to wound in relation to the incident following a trial at Taunton Crown Court.

Mr Edney, from Longstone Avenue in Bridgwater, denied the charge but was convicted by jurors and will soon be sentenced.

Mr Hobbs said afterwards: "It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions and I’m glad to finally get off. We are looking forward to putting it all behind us and getting on with our lives."

He suffered a deep cut to the throat and his vocal chords were narrowly missed. The story grabbed the attention of the national press last year.

Pictured: Police at the scene of the stabbing in Highbridge last year

 


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