Man in court over alleged axe attack in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 11:58 08 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:58 08 July 2013


A 30-year-old man appeared in court on Thursday charged in connection with an axe attack on a member of a church group in Sidmouth.

Richard Weddell is accused of wounding a 61-year-old man with intent in an incident in Connaught Gardens, last Tuesday evening.

Prosecutor David Burgess said the victim was with a group of friends from the Methodist Church walking in the gardens when he felt a blow to the back of is head in an unprovoked attack.

He was left with a large, bloody, gash which needed five stitches.

Weddell, of Bowd Corner, Sidmouth, appeared from custody yesterday at Exeter Magistrates’ Court charged with wounding with intent.

He did not enter a plea. His solicitor, Peter Seigne, did not seek bail and Weddell was remanded in custody until July 25 when he will reappear in court.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald