Knife attack man from Norwich detained


A 47-year-old paranoid schizophrenic has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after stabbing a man in a flat in Norwich.

Paul Norman, of Colman Road, Norwich, admitted unlawfully wounding Thomas Browning with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.

Norwich Crown Court heard that Norman stabbed the victim with a knife in his arms and his chest after an argument.

Mr Browning needed six stitches to the wound on his arm.

Michael Clare, representing Norman, said his client suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and it was appropriate for him to be detained in a psychiatric hospital.

Judge Simon Barham, having read the evidence of two psychiatrists, made a hospital order without a time limit.

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