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King’s Lynn man Neil Donkin admits wounding with intent after stabbing in Hunstanton





A Lynn resident who was charged with the attempted murder of another man last year will be sentenced after pleading guilty to a set of lesser offences.

Neil Donkin, 41, of Saddlebow Road in South Lynn, was accused of attempted murder and possession of a bladed article after a incident in Hunstanton.

On August 22, another man was left fighting for his life after being stabbed in the seaside town.

Neil Donkin has pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and possession of a knife in a public place
Neil Donkin has pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and possession of a knife in a public place

Emergency services, including paramedics, rushed to the scene and the man, in his 40s, was taken to Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hopsital – and later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with life-threatening injuries.

Donkin originally denied attempted murder when he appeared for a pre-trial review at Norwich Crown Court earlier this month.

However, he did then plead guilty to a charge of wounding with intent, as well as possession of a knife in a public place.

The attempted murder charge has been ordered to lie on file. This means the judge agreed there was enough evidence for a case to be made, but that it is not in the public interest for any prosecution to proceed.

Donkin is set to be sentenced in mid-March, and he has been remanded in custody.



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