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Ralph Latchana admits attempting to murder man in bust-up on A28

15 January 2013

Man seriously injured in suspected assault in Wincheap, Canterbury.

Above and below, a police cordon is thrown around the scene of the incident

A Wincheap pub landlord has admitted trying to murder a pensioner after a car crash last year.

Ralph Latchana, 61, stabbed Alexander Mackay, 66, with a five-inch long carving knife in a bust-up on the A28.

His victim was taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford where he underwent "a significant life saving operation" and remained critically ill in hospital for weeks afterwards.

Man seriously injured in suspected assault in Wincheap, Canterbury.

The publican, who runs the Maiden's Head pub in Wincheap, pleaded guilty to attempted murder when he appeared at Canterbury Crown Court.

Mr Mackay's van, which was parked outside the Wincheap service station, was hit by a Mercedes during the incident last September.

The full details of the attack will be revealed when Latchana returns to the court for sentencing in March.

He was remanded in custody.

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