Sittingbourne Man Guilty of Vicious Stabbing

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Sittingbourne teenager Johnny Jacob Brazil has been found guilty of a vicious knife attack that left a man fighting for his life.

The attack happened in Barnes Close Faversham, just before 9pm, on Saturday 1 August 2015 where Kent Police, who were responding to calls of a disturbance, found a man had been stabbed with a large kitchen knife. The victim, who is 25 years old, was then rushed by air ambulance to a London hospital and had to be kept in hospital for six days to be treated for his injuries.

The weapon, was later recovered in bushes on a rural road near Teynham.

19 year old Brazil was arrested and charged the next day with wounding with intent, threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place and two counts of common assault.  He denied all four charges but was found guilty of grievous bodily harm by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court . He was also found guilty of common assault after punching a 27-year-old man outside shops in Priory Row just minutes prior to the stabbing. He was found not guilty of the remaining charges.

Brazil is due to be sentenced on a later date due to be set.

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