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Gloucester man charged with intentionally wounding a motorist

A 52-year-old Gloucester man has appeared in court on Monday (February 20) charged with intentionally wounding and causing grievous bodily harm to a motorist in the city on Friday night.

Graeme Wilson, 52 of Park End Road, Gloucester appeared in Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Monday afternoon (February 20) and provided the court with his personal details.

He did not enter any pleas to the assault allegation or to additional charges of possessing a bladed article - a black lock knife - and resisting arrest by a police constable while executing his duties.

Prosecutor Sue Gethin explained that the alleged assault occurred between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Friday, February 17, on Weston Road in Gloucester when Mr Wilson allegedly shouted racial abuse at a driver before assaulting him.

The driver, Shebaz Ravzvi, was treated for injuries to his ear and neck at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Jane Taylor defending said that Mr Wilson's version of events is completely different to that put forward by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Ms Taylor added that she had not yet seen any paperwork or photographs connected with the case.

District Judge Nicholas Wattam said that because the alleged offence under Section 18 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 is indictable only, the case can only be heard in the crown court.

The judge remanded Mr Wilson in custody to appear at Gloucester Crown Court on March 24, 2023.

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