Man appears in court accused of knife attack in Shirebrook

Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.
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A man has been accused of striking another man with a knife and a piece of wood outside a shop in Shirebrook.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard today, Thursday, May 28, how Piotr Jan Karasinski, 50, allegedly attacked Zbigniew Urban on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, May 25.

Prosecuting solicitor Mike Law claimed Mr Karasinski attacked and injured Mr Urban outside a shop with multiple strikes with a wooden post and a knife.

Following the alleged attack, Mr Urban was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre’s intensive care unit, in Nottingham, according to Mr Law with a punctured lung.

The defendant, Mr Karasinski, of Main Street, Shirebrook, has denied causing grievous bodily harm and has denied two counts of having an offensive weapon at Victoria Street, Shirebrook.

Defence solicitor Liz Anderton said Mr Karasinski claimed he had acted in self-defence.

She added: “The offences are denied in their entirety by Mr Karasinski.”

District Judge Andrew Davison explained that the powers of the magistrates’ court were not sufficient enough to deal with the case.

He subsequently committed the case for a further hearing at Derby Crown Court on June 11.

Mr Karasinski was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.