A TRIAL has started for a 42-year-old accused of ‘stabbing’ a man with a glass bottle.

Andrew Smith, of Hamilton Close, Bicester, has one been charged with one count of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm against Gary McFarlane.

It is alleged that in December last year at an address in Evenlode Close, Bicester, Smith had ‘stabbed’ Mr McFarlane with a glass bottle over a ‘dispute’.

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During the trial at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday (June 4), the jury heard a written statement from a police constable who was called to assist with the incident.

She wrote: “Gary McFarlane came out of the flats with a female. McFarlane seemed to be in pain and was holding his back.

“I could see he had four puncture wounds in his back.

He also had a smaller wound on his shoulder.

“We were informed that the glass [bottle] had been cleaned up and placed in the green bin. I tried to retrieve as much of the smashed glass as I could.”

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She added that Mr McFarlane had initially refused to attend hospital but eventually agreed and was assessed at Horton General Hospital in Banbury where he also made his statement to police.

He did not want to wait for a CT scan however so promptly left after being advised to seek medical help if his injuries worsened.

The trial continues.