MAN ‘STABBED BROTHER WHO HAD SEX WITH HIS GIRL­FRIEND’ And mum was the one who told him, court hears

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By REX ROW­LANDS

the fact that they had slept to­gether the pre­vi­ous week­end.

Mr Ralph de­cided to ring his mother him­self, af­ter which, he said: “We went into the lounge, one thing led to an­other and we ended up hav­ing sex in the liv­ing room be­hind the sofa.”

Hit­ting

He told ju­rors he heard keys in door of the flat in Southamp­ton, Hants, and ran into the kitchen wear­ing only a T-shirt.

He added: “Kevin walked into the kitchen and be­gan hit­ting me al­most im­me­di­ately.”

Mr Ralph de­scribed how his younger brother struck him about the face, head and body.

He said: “I tried to put my arms up to pro­tect my face. He just con­tin­ued to hit me. He bit me on the left cheek and on my right arm.

“Then it stopped and he left. I was quite be­wil­dered why he left so quickly. I went to see if Vic­to­ria was all right.”

He said he didn’t re­alise he had been stabbed un­til he saw his Tshirt had a lot of blood on it.

Judge Pa­trick Hooton heard Ralph had suf­fered a col­lapsed lung af­ter be­ing stabbed in the front of his body, and had sus­tained a su­per­fi­cial wound to the back.

De­spite the af­fair Traves and Ms Hen­dricks are still a cou­ple, the court heard.

Fa­ther-of-two Traves, from Southamp­ton, said that he never in­tended to stab Mr Ralph, say­ing he’d got into a fight in the kitchen and reached out “blindly” in the hope of get­ting some­thing to de­fend him­self with.

He picked up a four-inch steak knife and plunged it into Mr Ralph’s ribs as they grap­pled in a bear hug, not re­al­is­ing at first what he had done.

Traves said: “I never in­tended to cause David any harm. I was very up­set by what hap­pened.”

He de­nies wound­ing with in­tent and the case con­tin­ues.

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