Home   Dartford   News   Article

Man admits wounding ‘rival’ outside Wilmington school

By Ed McConnell

A masked knife man attacked a “rival” outside a school, a court has heard.

Rasak Osomo, 23, denied attempted murder but admitted an alternative charge of wounding Josh Olbrechts with intent in Heath Lane, Dartford, in September.

Osomo, who was wearing a balaclava and wielding a knife, came to blows with the victim outside Dartford Science and Technology College at 3pm. The site and nearby Wilmington Academy and Westgate Primary School were put on lock-down.

Osomo has admitted attacking the 'rival' but denies attempted murder

Osomo has admitted attacking the 'rival' but denies attempted murder

At the brief hearing at Woolwich Crown Court Judge Christopher Kinch QC was told the victim had to be treated in hospital and the prosecution would not be accepting Osomo’s plea to the lesser offence.

Osomo also admitted possession of a bladed article in public but denied attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm on Lewis Back during the same incident.

Osomo, who lives in Deptford, south-east London, was visiting his parents in Willow Road, Dartford.

Charles Langley, defending, said: “This is a man of previous good character who is facing extremely serious charges.”

He added that Osomo did accept that he attacked Mr Olbrechts. Osomo, who appeared via video link, will stand trial on March 19.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More