Teenager fled drug dealer's house with knife stuck in his back

Bolton Crown Court

Bolton Crown Court

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A TEENAGER fled a drug dealer’s house with a carving knife sticking out of his back, a court heard.

A jury at Bolton Crown Court was told how 19-year-old Thomas Laisby went to check out the quality of cannabis his friend had been offered by Kenneth Tracey.

But the 61-year-old became upset by Mr Laisby walking into his home in Deepdale Road, Breightmet and, during a scuffle, pulled out a knife, stabbing Mr Laisby in the armpit, the court heard.

As the victim opened the front door to flee to his friends in a waiting car, the court was told, Tracey stabbed him again in the back.

Mr Laisby said he pulled the weapon out himself and his friends, Tariq Khan and Jamie Cooper, drove him to the Royal Bolton Hospital.

He was treated for a collapsed lung before being discharged five days later.

Mr Laisby said Mr Khan had received a call from Tracey offering him some cannabis and, with Mr Cooper, they went to Tracey’s home.

But he said Tracey was not happy when he walked into house alone and the older man became aggressive when he admitted he did not have any money on him.

Mr Laisby admitted he pushed Tracey away after he “got in my face” and then the older man stabbed him as they fell to the floor.

Mr Laisby denied defence claims that Mr Khan is a heroin dealer and the men had gone to Tracey’s house to supply him with the drug.

Iain Simkin, defending, suggested that Mr Laisby and Mr Cooper had attacked Tracey.

Tracey denies wounding with intent and unlawful wounding.

The case continues.

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