View Full Version : Knife attack accused cleared

18-Aug-16, 13:16
Accused couldn't identify his attacker jury told

A POLISH man has been cleared of a vicious knife assault on a friend.

Dawid Jachowicz-Wproblewski, 34, had denied the assault on Marcin Chlebos at the accused's home at Balmore Farm Cottage near Dounreay on May 9, to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement and danger of his life.

Mr Chlebos, 33, a motor mechanic, underwent emergency surgery in hospital for five stab wounds, following an incident there in the early hours It happened after the two men arrived home after shopping in Thurso and shared a few drinks. Mr Chlebos had been visiting the accused and it was the last day before the end of his holidays..

Mr Chlebos told Wick Sheriff Court, today, on the second day of the trial before a jury, that he was attacked when he was sitting in a chair and pursued through the cottage to a bedroom where he ended up covered in blood, trying to defend himself.

However, he told the court that he didn't know who had attacked him and was unable to say whether it was a man or a woman who might have been in the house at the time.

Following Jachowicz-Wproblewski's evidence, fiscal depute, Fraser Matheson, said that he was withdrawing the indictment.

The accused was formally found not guilty.