Ralph Latchana admits attempting to murder man in bust-up on A28
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.
The publican, who runs the Maiden's Head pub in Wincheap,
pleaded guilty to attempted murder when he appeared at Canterbury
Mr Mackay's van, which was parked outside the Wincheap service
station, was hit by a Mercedes during the incident last
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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