Knife-wielding thug Jamie Hall faces prison after attack on Gurkha
recovering in hospital after being stabbed in Maidstone
A knife-wielding thug who stabbed an ex-Gurkha soldier during an
attempted mugging in Maidstone town centre is facing a lengthy
spell behind bars.
Jamie Hall, of Tumin House, Fairmeadow, Maidstone, pleaded
guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Taitex Phlamachha with
intent when he appeared at Maidstone Crown Court today Friday.
The 29-year-old also admitted attempted robbery, having an
offensive weapon - a kitchen knife - in Week Street, and assaulting
Mr Phlamachha's wife, Asha, by beating on the same occasion.
Dad-of-two Mr Phlamachha, who runs Namaste Off Licence in
Sandling, was left with a 6in blade in his arm following the
attempted mugging on October 7.
An x-ray showing the
blade in Taitex Phlamachha's arm after he was stabbed
He and his wife were on their way home at about 10pm having
withdrawn money from a cash machine.
The karate and taekwondo expert, who served for 13 years with
Maidstone's 36 Engineers, was treated at Maidstone Hospital before
being transferred to Tunbridge Wells Hospital for the knife to be
Mr Phlamachha also suffered cuts to his arm, hands, face and
Adjourning sentence for a report to consider dangerousness,
Judge Michael Carroll described the attack as "heinous" and told
Hall that prison was inevitable.
"Nothing other than an immediate custodial sentence of some type
of some considerable length will be passed in due course," he
Hall was remanded in custody until February 1.
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