Youth in court charged with attempted murder in Wisbech

A 17-YEAR-OLD Wisbech youth charged with attempted murder appeared before Fenland magistrates today.

It is alleged the teenager tried to murder 31-year-old John Stokes in Wisbech on July 4.

He is also charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Mr Stokes on the same occasion, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.

The court made an order banning the press from naming the teenager who is due to appear before Fenland Youth Court tomorrow. He was remanded in custody.

The court was told the teenager was arrested yesterday at Stansted Airport after returning from abroad.

It is alleged that Mr Stokes was driven at by a 4x4 vehicle in Boyces Road and left for dead. He was discharged from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge last week.

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