Dog sitter is ‘stabbed and slashed’ after row at party

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A DOG sitter was stabbed and slashed across the face with a kitchen knife after a row at a party, a court heard.

It is alleged that John Calob was attacked after a “confrontation”

at a flat in Ullswater Drive in Highfield, Farnworth, on the morning of Wednesday, June 27.

He was stabbed in his back and shoulder blade, and was also slashed across the head and suffered a long injury on his arm, Bolton Crown Court was told yesterday.

Daniel Herring, aged 28, of Ullswater Drive, Highfield, and Peter Stokes, aged 20, of Raikes Way, Darcy Lever, are accused of attacking him and causing the injuries.

David James, prosecuting, said Mr Calob was dog sitting for his friend, who was away, and decided to make amends with some residents in a flat upstairs after hearing there had been complaints about late night parties and loud music.

He fell asleep at the party and was described as being “grumpy” when he was woken up by Stokes.

Mr Calob was encouraged to shake hands with Stokes and Herring, but when he pulled away from Herring, the court heard, he accidentally hit one of the flat’s residents, Kirsty Wood, in the chest.

The defendants believed his action was deliberate, the court was told.

Mr Calob returned to his flat, but shortly afterwards heard knocking at the front door.

Mr James said the Stokes and Herring, who was armed with a knife, were outside and they forced their way in and attacked Mr Calob.

The court heard that Mr Calob banged on doors in the building asking for someone to call an ambulance, but nobody helped until another resident overheard his cries.

In a police interview, Stokes claimed Herring said he was going to “batter” Mr Calob and said he was upstairs when the incident happened.

He said Herring told him he had beaten Mr Calob with a cup.

Herring denied he was present during the attack and said he wanted to hit Mr Calob but did not do so.

Both men deny aggravated burglary and wounding with intent.

The case continues.

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7:16pm Thu 6 Dec 12

tlksense says...

how do you accidentally hit someone in the chest?its also rather odd it doesnt mention caloe who at 6ft 3 and was very drunk also tried to intimidate and bully the young lads.That said no one deserves to be stabbed and slashed over a misunderstanding .Its also a sad state of affairs when no one would go to help a neighbour.
how do you accidentally hit someone in the chest?its also rather odd it doesnt mention caloe who at 6ft 3 and was very drunk also tried to intimidate and bully the young lads.That said no one deserves to be stabbed and slashed over a misunderstanding .Its also a sad state of affairs when no one would go to help a neighbour. tlksense
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9:08am Fri 7 Dec 12

calcon says...

you can accidentally catch someone whilst doing something else he didnt hit anyone and he isnt 6ft 3 either .john caloe is not a woman beater or a bully bullies are the people who carry knives and use them in my opinion for no reason what happened could have been a lot worse and it just a good job that john caloe is fit and well with what these two nobodys did to him !!!!!!
you can accidentally catch someone whilst doing something else he didnt hit anyone and he isnt 6ft 3 either .john caloe is not a woman beater or a bully bullies are the people who carry knives and use them in my opinion for no reason what happened could have been a lot worse and it just a good job that john caloe is fit and well with what these two nobodys did to him !!!!!! calcon
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3:07pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Sirrius7 says...

Thank goodness the dog wasn`t injured.
Thank goodness the dog wasn`t injured. Sirrius7
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7:55pm Fri 7 Dec 12

tlksense says...

the fact remains he was **** as usual,and your right saying he doesnt hit women ,well apart from accidentally punching kirsty that is. which is really easy to do accidentally!!!!!! wake up purlease .its not the first time time he has chucked his weight around the estate.its a travesty he wasnt charged with assault on kirsty
the fact remains he was **** as usual,and your right saying he doesnt hit women ,well apart from accidentally punching kirsty that is. which is really easy to do accidentally!!!!!! wake up purlease .its not the first time time he has chucked his weight around the estate.its a travesty he wasnt charged with assault on kirsty tlksense
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9:15pm Fri 7 Dec 12

calcon says...

and how do you know so much about john caloe all of a sudden
and how do you know so much about john caloe all of a sudden calcon
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11:13am Sat 8 Dec 12

Hough64 says...

calcon wrote:
and how do you know so much about john caloe all of a sudden
Maybe he knows him, just a suggestion.
[quote][p][bold]calcon[/bold] wrote: and how do you know so much about john caloe all of a sudden[/p][/quote]Maybe he knows him, just a suggestion. Hough64
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