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Man, 18, who repeatedly stabbed woman in Needham Market found guilty of attempted murder

An 18-year-old man who repeatedly stabbed a woman in Needham Market has been convicted of attempted murder.

Raekwon Jemmison was found guilty today following a trial at Ipswich Crown Court of attempted murder of a 30-year-old woman at a property, in Quinton Road, on October 19, 2019.

The woman was found seriously injured in the driveway of a neighbour's home and had suffered multiple stab wounds including a collapsed lung, serious injuries to her kidney and liver and a perforated bowel.

The scene of the stabbing in Needham Market. Picture: Mecha Morton
The scene of the stabbing in Needham Market. Picture: Mecha Morton

Jemmison, of Green Lane, Ilford, was arrested on October 20 in the London area on suspicion of attempted murder.

He was charged on October 21 with attempted murder and possession of a bladed article.

The court heard how the victim met an individual called SK, in Ipswich, who would be setting up a drug dealing line in Needham Market and use her property as a base.

She also met another man and all three of them travelled back to Needham Market by train.

The pair stayed over with her at her property before she was stabbed the following morning.

At an earlier hearing Jemmison pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of a bladed article.

Detective Inspector Stephen Clarke, of Bury St Edmunds CID, said: "It was incredibly fortunate that the victim did not die as a consequence of the injuries she sustained during this attack.

"It was a sustained series of stab wounds causing injuries which have caused significant long term impact on the victim."

Detective Constable Sarah Warner, who was in charge of the investigation, praised the victim for her bravery in attending the court and giving evidence, reliving the attack which put her in intensive care.

Jemmison is due to be sentenced on April 12.

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