Sittingbourne man Nicky Wiggins jailed after family feud leads to double stabbing
A thug who seriously wounded his half-sister and her partner
while crazed on drink and drugs has been jailed for 14 years.
Nicky Wiggins, pictured left, knifed Sharon Taylor twice
around the breast area and Kenton Hover once as “acrimonious”
feelings within the family boiled over in a residential
Sittingbourne street at night.
Wiggins’ sister Anita joined in the violence and launched a
cowardly attack on Mr Hover, stabbing him in the back. She was
jailed for two years nine months.
Nicky Wiggins, of Laburnham Place, Sittingbourne, denied
wounding Sharon Taylor and Kenton Hover with intent at his trial
last month, but was convicted.
Anita Wiggins, formerly of Millfield Road, Faversham, denied
wounding Kenton Hover with intent and assaulting Miss Taylor’s
Now of Shortstown, Bedford, the 30-year-old mother was cleared
of wounding with intent and convicted of unlawful wounding and
Maidstone Crown Court heard how there was no love lost between
Nicky Wiggins, 36, and Miss Taylor.
Trouble started brewing when Elizabeth Taylor, 23, telephoned
her mother on the evening of May 14 last year and told her that
Nicky and another woman had assaulted her at a kebab shop in
Sittingbourne High Street.
The case was heard at
Maidstone Crown Court
Miss Taylor, a horse trainer, and Mr Hover, a boxing judge, went
into the town to pick up Elizabeth, who was there with her
boyfriend Brett Stacey and his brother Gary.
They ended up in William Street, where Nicky Wiggins was
clearing out the former home of his mother.
Fighting broke out and Elizabeth was set upon by Anita
and another woman in an alleyway by the house. Miss
Taylor went to help her daughter and she was then stabbed by Nicky
Wiggins grabbed her wig and threw it to the ground. She saw
blood was “bubbling” from her top and realised she had been stabbed
Mr Hover tried to grab the knife from Wiggins, but was stabbed
in the stomach. His attacker, who was to admit he had taken
cocaine, bragged “I have stabbed you. I have just ------- stabbed
As Mr Hover backed away, he was stabbed in the back by Anita
Miss Taylor needed surgery for a punctured lung and damaged
Mr Hover, a former Faversham barman, was treated for wounds to
his abdomen and. A small section of his bowel had to be
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