Man in court over alleged axe attack in Sidmouth
- Credit: Archant
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.
- 1 Ottery woman's home 'cuckooed' by County Lines drug gang
- 2 It's all power to the pedestrian... and we must embrace change
- 3 How Devon's current Covid cases compare to November 2020 lockdown
- 4 Welcome boost for road safety and a milestone for club
- 5 Seven rescue animals in Devon needing new forever homes
- 6 Ottery St Mary rings in the festivities
- 7 Perfect storm has created a housing crisis that needs fixing
- 8 Students carry on Christmas tradition by taking tree through town
- 9 What are the chances of a white Christmas in Devon?
- 10 Town keeps alive the generous tradition inspired by Betty