Man charged for stabbing Dilton Marsh teen

29 March 2015, 11:07

Wiltshire Police have charged a man following the stabbing of a teenager in Dilton Marsh last weekend.

31 year old Darren Bryant from Basingstoke has been charged with two counts of causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent.

He has been remanded in custody, after a hearing at Swindon Magistrates Court. He will face a judge at Salisbury Crown Court on April 24th. 

Last weekend officers reported 16-year-old twin brothers had been attacked with a knife which left one of them “just a couple of millimetres from death".

The brothers were among a group of young people who had been at a party in Dilton Marsh, near Westbury, on Saurday (21st March) evening. 

At about 11pm they left and gathered at what is known locally as the Dilton Marsh roundabout in Tanyard Way.

At the time, detective Inspector Paul Franklin, who is leading the investigation, said: “We’ve been told that an unknown man approached the group on the roundabout and threatened them.

"He was chased by several of the teenagers but produced a knife. 

"One of the brothers was slashed across the chest and is lucky to be alive because the knife wound was so deep it was close to his heart. He was just a couple of millimetres from death. He was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol where he is in a serious but stable condition.

"The other brother received cuts to his hands and was treated in hospital in Trowbridge and discharged.

"This was an extremely serious assault with a very sharp blade."