Man denies possessing kitchen knife in Norwich park, court hears

Chapelfield Gardens. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Chapelfield Gardens. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A man has denied possessing a kitchen knife in a Norwich park, a court has heard.

Marcus Jackson is accused of possessing a kitchen knife in Chapelfield Gardens on Sunday, August 12.

The 21-year-old appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Tuesday, where he denied one charge of possessing a bladed article in public. He had previously attended Norwich Magistrates Court on Tuesday, September 4 following the incident.

Police were called to the park at around 9.30am on August 12 following reports of a fight, with officers finding a man with a stab wound to the buttock when they arrived.

The man was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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Jackson, of Goodman Square in Norwich, will return to the court for trial next year, within the fortnight beginning January 21.

He was granted unconditional bail until the trial.

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