Man ad­mits bloody blade as­saults

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A Nepalese man has ad­mit­ted two charges re­lat­ing to the town cen­tre at­tack that left two young men with se­ri­ous in­juries.

Hi­ten­dra Limbu, 21, of Quan­tock Drive, Ash­ford, pleaded guilty to in­tent to cause griev­ous bod­ily harm and un­law­ful wound­ing when he ap­peared be­fore Can­ter­bury Crown Court.

Rep­re­sented by Si­mon Tay­lor, Limbu faces a third charge of be­ing in pos­ses­sion of an of­fen­sive weapon – a 24cm kukri knife – which will be con­sid­ered at a later date.

The charges re­late to a bloody at­tack in Ash­ford High Street in the early hours of Tues­day, April 16.

The in­ci­dent left Ice­land worker Char­lie Carolan, 19, with a huge gash through the car­ti­lage in his nose, as well as cuts to his arm, chest and back.

Ash­ley Cur­tis, 18, suf­fered a se­ri­ous in­jury to his thumb, which re­quired re­con­struc­tive surgery at East Grin­stead Hos­pi­tal in Sus­sex.

Limbu was re­manded in cus­tody and the case was ad­journed for sen­tenc­ing to July 26.

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