13th August 1866
Reference Numbert18660813-718
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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718. FERATO LORENZO (30) , Feloniously wounding William Izzard, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.

MR. DALY conducted the Prosecution.

The evidence was interpreted to the Prisoner.

WILLIAM IZZARD (Policeman 133 H). On Sunday, the 5th August, I saw the prisoner and some others quarrelling in St. George's Street, Ratcliff Highway—I went and asked them to go away—they took no notice at first—I tapped another man on the shoulder, and asked him to go away—I said, "Go home"—the prisoner turned round and made a thrust at me with a knife, but did not reach me—I pulled my staff out and warded off the blow—some one then called out, "Mind the knife behind you"—I turned my head, and immediately the prisoner stabbed me in the abdomen—he was in front of me—there was another man in front of me, with a

knife almost close to me—I fell down and bled—I got up and followed the prisoner—it was a long-bladed knife—he was then taken by a policeman (56) and by me—he was drunk.

CHARLES McCARTHY . I am a stevedore, and live at 5, Salter's Court, Whitechapel—I was in St. George's Street, and saw the prisoner with four or five others—the constable stood on the pavement, and the people in the road making loud noises—Izzard asked them to go away—they took no notice—he touched one of them on the shoulder, and told him to go home—the prisoner pulled out a knife, and attempted to stab him, but did not reach him—he made several other attempts, which were of no use—a short stout man came behind Izzard with a knife—I said, "Look out," and as he turned his head the prisoner stabbed him—56 H came up, and the prisoner ran into a boarding-house with the others—56 H and Izzard went in and brought him out—I saw the short stout man attempt to stab Izzard behind before the prisoner stabbed him, but 56 H knocked him down—the prisoner got away from Izzard, who ran after him and fell—I followed the prisoner and knocked him down—a knife and a few halfpence were taken from him at the station.

COURT. Q. Was he very drunk? A. No—he knew what he was doing.

GEORGE BAXTER PHILLIPS . I am a surgeon, of 2, Spital Square—I examined Izzard on the 5th August—he had a punctured wound in the abdomen, penetrating through the muscles to the peritoneum, such as would be caused by a knife—it might have been dangerous, but it had not penetrated the bowels.

GUILTY of unlawfully wounding.— Confined Twelve Months .

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