Ralph Latchana, 61, in court on attempted murder charge
A man charged with attempted murder after a pensioner was
stabbed in the stomach during an assault in Wincheap has appeared
Ralph Latchana, 61, of Wincheap, stood before Canterbury
magistrates today accused of attempted murder and having an
offensive weapon in a public place.
He is accused of stabbing 66-year-old Alexander Mackay
with a five-inch carving knife after crashing his car into his van
Mr Mackay remains in a critical condition at William Harvey
Hospital where he is in a drug-induced coma.
Maria Davis, prosecuting, said he had received ‘significant life
saving’ surgery since he was admitted to hospital.
Wearing a grey suit, the 61-year-old publican was asked to take
his hands out of his pockets as he addressed magistrates. He spoke
to confirm his name, age and address while relatives watched from
Magistrates remanded him in custody until October 8 when he will
appear at crown court.
On Friday, the assault resulted in the A28 at Wincheap being
cordoned off at either end of the industrial estate in both
directions. The road was closed for several hours.
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