Fenland man, 66, admits wounding his wife’s new partner

PUBLISHED: 11:34 07 June 2011

Chalmers is known as Papa Smurf because of his beard the court heard

Chalmers is known as Papa Smurf because of his beard the court heard


A 66-YEAR-OLD man has admitted causing grievous bodily harm to his estranged wife’s new partner when he appeared at court yesterday.

Clive Desborough, of Glebe estate, Tilney All Saints, near King’s Lynn, admitted wounding Michael Stratton with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on July 28, last year.

Desborough had originally been charged with the attempted murder of Mr Stratton and was due to face a retrial on the charge but then changed his plea before a jury was sworn in.

Desborough’s case was adjourned for full reports and he will be sentenced in July.

Judge Peter Jacobs said the reports should consider if Desborough posed any danger.

William Carter, defending Desborough at Norwich Crown Court, said that he was a man of previous good character and said there was a considerable background to the case.

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