Man 'had face slashed in own home'

A FELIXSTOWE man was left with a gaping 15cm wound on his face after a vicious attack in his own home, a court has heard.

A FELIXSTOWE man was left with a gaping 15cm wound on his face after a vicious attack in his own home, a court has heard.

Nicholas Tiller, 41, was asleep on a settee at the home he shared with his girlfriend in Lincoln Terrace, Felixstowe when Shaun Ellis entered the house and picked up a knife with a ten inch blade from the kitchen, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

Ellis woke Mr Tiller up and had then slashed him across his cheek causing a gaping 15cm wound, said John Farmer, prosecuting.

The court heard that earlier the same night Mr Tiller had sent Ellis a threatening text telling him he was “a dead man walking” after being told that his girlfriend was allegedly having a sexual relationship with Ellis.


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Mr Tiller had gone home in the early hours of the morning and was attacked by Ellis after falling asleep on a settee.

Ellis, 42, of The Walk, Felixstowe has denied inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Tiller with intent.

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Mr Farmer has told the court that Ellis accepted unlawfully wounding Mr Tiller but claimed he was so drunk that he couldn't form an intention to cause Mr Tiller grievous bodily harm.

However, Mr Farmer claimed that although Ellis had been drinking he was sufficiently aware of what he was doing to go to Mr Tiller's home, let himself in, find a knife and locate Mr Tiller before confronting him and attacking him.

Mr Farmer said that following the attack on Mr Tiller Ellis was arrested in a nearby street and at the time he was still drunk.

The trial continues.

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