A cannabis dealer stabbed one of his clients thrice during a brawl on Epsom High Street, the court was told. Last year on November 27, Carlos Ferreira was knifed by Deighton Wilson right outside the Santander bank, the Guildford Crown Court heard on Wednesday.
Wilson, who is now 17 from Thornton Heath, South London has pleaded saying that he did not intend to give the other person any sort of bodily harm. The court was told that Wilson had travelled to Epsom in order to sell cannabis to Carlos Ferreira and his friend Mr. Price. He met these two people in the Rosebery Park, but they later had a disagreement when Mr. Ferreira demanded to “see the produce first”.
All the three men later landed in Epsom High Street and Mr. Price eventually started punching Wilson, which later turned into a dispute, the jurors were informed.
Richard Elliott, prosecuting, stated: “Mr. Ferreira tried to pull Mr. Wilson away from the struggle.Mr. Wilson came at him but rather than punching upwards to the face and chest, Mr. Ferreira said ‘he was punching lower down and [Mr. Ferreira] realized that actually he was being stabbed’.”
Post the dispute, Mr. Ferreira faced severe injuries due to the stab. He had a severe injury in his ribs, inner right thigh and also on the outside of his left leg.
“After stabbing him three times, Wilson then ran after Carlos Ferreira with the knife,” statedMr. Elliott.A PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) caught Mr. Wilson who later said ‘I poked him’ referring to what he did to Mr. Ferreira.
“The defendant got away from the PCSO and was then stopped by a member of public.”
Wilson was caught with bags full of cannabis worth £50.As he possessed class B drugs with an intention of selling them along with a blade, he has been pleaded guilty already.
While conversing to the jury, Mr. Elliott, the prosecutor stated, “It will be a matter of fact for you whether this was a drug deal that got out of hand or, as the defendant will say, a robbery – that these two men Carlos Ferreira and Dean Price, robbed him of his produce. Either way, the Crown will say there was no need to use that knife or there was no need to produce that knife.