Man loses kidney after he was stabbed 6 times in alleged 'sudden and savage' attack

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A stabbing victim was knifed a minimum of six times with one wound resulting in a kidney being removed after the attack, a jury heard.

James Robinson had cycled to Chesil Avenue, Radford, when he was stabbed on February 24 this year.

Connor Morris, 20, of Amesbury Circus, Aspley, went on trial on Wednesday, September 9, accused of wounding with intent to Mr Robinson and robbing a boy of a bicycle on the same date. He pleads not guilty.

Jonathan Straw, prosecuting, said Mr Robinson was the subject of a "sudden, savage, mercifully short-lived attack at the hands of, we say, three men".

"During the attack he (Mr Robinson) was stabbed a minimum of six times to the back".

One of those stab wounds was so deep it caused a Grade 4 tear of his right kidney and he had to have a nephrectomy - the removal of a kidney.

The jury have been told one man - who is not in th dock  - has already pleaded guilty to wounding with intent.

He inflicted stab wounds to Mr Robinson - one which penetrated his kidney - before it is alleged a second man, Morris, joined in the attack.

Mr Straw told the jury: "You are going to have to decide what he (Morris) does. Whether it is this defendant and what it is he has got with him. Is it a piece of wood? Is it a second knife? Because again he (Mr Robinson) is stabbed. He goes to the floor and all three men now are joining in the attack. He is stabbed further; he is kicked and stamped to the head."

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The attack happened after Mr Robinson had cycled to the area with a young boy. Mr Robinson went to visit a person and left the boy with the bikes - one valued in the region of £1,000.

The next thing he was aware of was a figure coming around the corner with his face covered and a hat on. Mr Robinson thought this person was going to rob the boy's bike.

The man was staring at the bike, said Mr Robinson in the witness box, and I said: "What's your game? What are you looking at?"

Mr Robinson was stabbed three times. He then swung out with his left hand and hit his attacker on the right hand side of his chin.

Still on his feet, Mr Robinson noticed another two youths come running around the corner and one had a knife "bigger than any knife you have seen in the kitchen drawer", he said, and 16-18 inches long and probably two inches wide.

When the two men appeared, Mr Robinson grabbed the first man and held him close to his body and "not letting go of him for the whole reason the other two can't stab me with the knife".

Mr Robinson remembered male 2 trying to stab him and missing. Male 3 hit him over the head with a fence post and he fell to the floor.

He was stabbed/cut with the big knife three times, then the second and third males stamped on his head.

Mr Robinson could hear the boy screaming and people from the windows of houses screaming and he believes the attackers panicked and started to run off.

He said male two turned to male three and said "get the ******* bike".

The trial continues

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