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Wedding guest repeatedly stabbed man in the head with dinner fork


A WEDDING guest repeatedly stabbed a man in the head with a dinner fork — mistakenly believing he had assaulted his wife at the posh bash.

Hotel porter Edward Leighton, 61, grabbed Alan Hodgson in a headlock after running over to him brandishing the piece of cutlery from the buffet.

He jabbed the fork into his victim — who had been trying to calm a dance floor scrap involving Leighton’s missus.

The attack left Mr Hodgson, 50, squirting blood, the buffet manager told police.

Prosecutor David Bentley said: “Mr Hodgson had never seen so much blood. He thought he was going to die.”

Mr Hodgson suffered injuries to his left temple, left ear and scalp.

He was taken to hospital for surgery following the attack at the four-star Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa, near Keswick, Cumbria, in November 2018.

Paul Tweddle, defending, said a red mist came over dad-of-two Leighton, who had acted “totally out of character”.

Leighton admitted unlawful wounding.

He was jailed for ten months yesterday and ordered to pay his victim £4,000 at Carlisle crown court.

The scene in Kilburn following night of stabbings and blood shed in London

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