Guilty plea to Worle stabbing

A MAN accused of stabbing a young woman in Worle has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

A MAN accused of stabbing a young woman in Worle has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder.

Roland Jones, of Damson Road, Weston, appeared at Bristol Crown Court yesterday (Weds) charged with stabbing Kelly Parker, who worked at Fruitline in Worle High Street.

When asked to enter his plea, Jones broke down in court and had to be taken back out.

Returning a few minutes later, he pleaded guilty to the charge of stabbing the 29-year-old, described by those who know her as a sweet and innocent person’, as she cycled down the High Street to work, on April 14.


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Kelly was left fighting for her life after suffering puncture wounds to her neck, head and shoulder.

Christopher Smyth, defending, said: “The psychiatric report on Mr Jones has been prepared but I feel a full diagnosis of his condition is needed. His mental age makes him somewhat child-like.”

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Prosecutor Simon Burns agreed to a minimum three-week adjournment and he requested a report on the victim’s medical condition.

He said: “As far as I know, Miss Parker is paralysed from the neck down and uses a wheelchair to move around. I would like to obtain a full report of her condition and there are obviously various mental disorders with Mr Jones that need to be investigated.”

A pre-sentence report and full psychiatric report will now be prepared on Jones.

The trial has been adjourned until November and Jones remains in custody.

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