Stabbing accused appears in court

Northampton Crown Court
Northampton Crown Court

A teenager accused of trying to kill a man by stabbing him in the head has appeared in court.

Daniel Martin of Salisbury Road, Wellingborough, appeared before a judge at Northampton Crown Court this morning (Friday, January 3) to face charges of attempted murder and possession of a knife.

The 19-year-old is accused of stabbing Rimants Laskins in the head following an alleged chase down a Wellingborough street on November 9 last year.

The victim was stabbed so hard that part of the knife was left embedded in his head.

It happened following an argument on the doorstep of a nearby house between a group of men.

Martin is also accused of having a knife in his possession a knife and threatening Rimants Laskins and Ralfs Rudzitis with it.

Several members of his friends and family were in court for the short hearing, at which Martin only spoke to confirm his identity.

The defendant wore a grey jumper with the words ‘Detroit’s Finest’ embroidered on it.

He shook his head as the prosecution briefly outlines the case against him.

The defendant was remanded in custody and will face a trial in the summer.