Man convicted of stabbing friend
A man who stabbed his friend Doddinghurst has been found guilty of GBH without intent.
Thomas Nicklen had called the police at around 10.55pm on Saturday, January 19 reporting he had stabbed a man in his 40s at an address in Lime Grove.
We attended the scene and arrested 20 year-old Nicklen.
The victim was taken to hospital where he required surgery for injuries to his abdomen. He had been stabbed 11 times.
The victim told police he and Nicklen had had a brief exchange of words inside the address and Nicklen had stabbed him.
Nicklen, of Lime Grove, Doddinghurst, was later charged with GBH with intent.
Following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court he was found not guilty of that offence yesterday (Thursday 11 July) but guilty of GBH without intent.
He is due to be sentenced on 23 August.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Robert Guiney, from Loughton CID, said: “Thomas Nicklen attacked his friend of three years and left him with serious injuries which could easily have been a lot worse.
“Even though Nicklen called 999 and told us he had stabbed the victim he denied the assault and forced the victim to re-live his ordeal through a trial.
“Now he’s been convicted he faces the prospect of time behind bars. I hope he reflects on his actions and their consequences.”