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Court and Convicted
A man has been convicted of launching an unprovoked assault which left his victim suffering lifelong injuries.
Alex Crane, 24, had denied causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent following a stabbing in Margaretting Road, Writtle, on Monday 17 July last year.
Our investigation established Crane had arranged to pick up a friend in his van that night, before stabbing him and crashing into a ditch just minutes later.
We seized and examined the van, which had been abandoned, later tracing Crane to a caravan park in Oak Lane, Billericay.
He was arrested on Wednesday 19 July following extensive enquiries.
The victim suffered a stab wound to his back, thankfully later making a recovery, but he continues to have breathing problems and will rely on medication for the rest of his life.
Crane was unanimously convicted by a jury on a single count of causing GBH with intent at Chelmsford Crown Court on Thursday 25 January.
He will be sentenced at the same court on Thursday 7 March.
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