Sittingbourne teenager Johnny Jacob Brazil has been found guilty of a vicious knife attack that left a man fighting for his life.
The attack happened in Barnes Close Faversham, just before 9pm, on Saturday 1 August 2015 where Kent Police, who were responding to calls of a disturbance, found a man had been stabbed with a large kitchen knife. The victim, who is 25 years old, was then rushed by air ambulance to a London hospital and had to be kept in hospital for six days to be treated for his injuries.
The weapon, was later recovered in bushes on a rural road near Teynham.
19 year old Brazil was arrested and charged the next day with wounding with intent, threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place and two counts of common assault. He denied all four charges but was found guilty of grievous bodily harm by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court . He was also found guilty of common assault after punching a 27-year-old man outside shops in Priory Row just minutes prior to the stabbing. He was found not guilty of the remaining charges.
Brazil is due to be sentenced on a later date due to be set.
Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a 51 year old Sittingbourne male motorcyclist died on the A2 London Road in Bapchild on Sunday 6 September. Kent Police told SFM News that a blue and silver Suzuki motorbike was travelling along the A2 in the direction of Teynham when it was involved in a collision with a silver Volkswagen Jetta at the junction with Hempstead Lane just after 10am. Emergency services, including Kent Air Ambulance attended but the biker died at the scene.
The biker has been named as local man Andrew David Beaney.
In a tribute David’s family said:
‘He was a loving family man and a hard working father of four. Andrew was also a husband and a grandfather of four who loved his dog.
‘He loved both watching and playing football and he had many friends. He will be sorely missed especially by his family and all who knew him.’
Appeal – can you help?
Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision, or who saw either the motorcycle or the car beforehand. The road remains closed in both directions.
Witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact the serious collision investigation unit on 01622 798538 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.