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.

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.