Guilty verdict for man who stabbed victim in unprovoked attack


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A 49-year-old man from Soham stabbed a man in an unprovoked attack at a petrol station forecourt.

Edward Parker, of Orchard Row, stabbed his 34-year-old victim at the BP station, in Fordham Road, Soham, on September 4, last year.

The attack happened inside the shop area, as the victim, who was unknown to Parker, looked at sandwiches in the chiller.

Without warning or provocation, Parker stabbed the victim in the right side of his abdomen with a large knife.

The 4cm-deep wound required surgery.

Parker was found guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm today (May 7), following a trial at King’s Lynn Crown Court.

DC Peter Ware said: “This was an unprovoked and vicious attack, which resulted in a significant injury for its victim and a great deal of distress to several witnesses.

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“Luckily, incidents of this nature are extremely rare and this was an isolated event.”

Parker has been remanded for sentencing at a later date.