Cumbria Crack

Man stabbed three times by brother tells jury: it was “deliberate attack”

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN stabbed several times by his brother has told a jury he was subjected to a “deliberate attack”.

Callum Kidd admitted to being drunk having consumed a bottle of wine by the time he visited his elder brother Lee Robert Kidd’s Coney Street home in Carlisle just after lunchtime on October 23 last year.

After arguing at home and then on the way to a shop, the brothers returned separately to the address and began quarrelling again.

Giving evidence at Carlisle Crown Court today (TUES), Callum said tension relating to family issues resulted in the pair squaring up with each other in the kitchen.

“I said nasty things and it kicked off,” Callum told a jury in the trial of 41-year-old Lee, who is on trial and denies charges alleging wounding with intent and wounding. “That’s when I got stabbed.”

“What did you remember about being stabbed?” asked prosecutor Jon Close.

“The pain and the blood,” replied Callum, who underwent surgery having received three deep stab wounds to the back and side of his neck, and his face.

Lee’s wife, Lisa, had entered the kitchen “screaming at Lee to stop” and urging him to put down the 20cm blade, said Callum, who added: “Otherwise he would have just kept on stabbing me.”

“It was an attack. A deliberate attack,” he told the jury. He vehemently denied defence barrister Brendan Burke’s suggestion that he had punched his brother before the stabbing, insisting: “I had no physical contact with him.”

Lee Kidd is said to maintain he acted in self-defence during the incident and without intent.

The trial continues.

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