Samurai sword man in court

A KNARESBOROUGH man who attacked two New Year’s Eve party guests with a Samurai sword was back in court on Monday.

Kenneth Stewart Wilcock had previously pleaded guilty to charges of wounding Ben Hodgson and Richard Watts with intent in March this year.

One of the victims needed emergency treatment at Harrogate Hospital after Wilcock slashed his arm. The other needed surgery at York Hospital after Wilcock cut his face with the sword

The crime carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The case has now been adjourned and is expected to be heard again at York Crown Court within the next month.

The 31-year-old was remanded in custody and did not apply for bail.