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Kitchen Knife 'Misses Driver's Heart By Half A Centimetre'

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:04am 4th December 2014.

A court has heard how a kitchen knife missed a driver's heart by half a centimetre in an alleged road rage attack near Launceston.

Truro Crown Court has been told company director Carl Watson was airlifted to Derriford after being stabbed on the A30.

He had stopped to swap details with another driver - Michael Johnson - after a knock.

The fifty year old from Redvers Way in Tiverton denies two charges of wounding.

Philip Lee, for the Crown Prosecution Service, told the jury that Mr Watson became aware of a silver Vauxhall behind his white BMW which pulled out to overtake.

Mr Lee said as it did Mr Watson felt it make contact with his vehicle so pulled over to swap details: “When Mr Watson turned around [from putting something in his car] he found the other male standing in front of him with a knife in his hand … that male was able to lunge forward and stab him in the chest.”

The prosecution said that Mr Watson’s DNA was later found to be present on Michael Johnson’s car and clothes.

The trial continues.

You can read more about the case here.

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