Teenager tells court man broke his wrist over debt

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A MAN stamped on a friend’s wrist and broke it in an argument over money, a court heard.

Jack Cole, 18, claims Louis Dalby attacked him over a debt of £400.

Dalby, 25, of Farleigh Close, Havant, is also accused of intimidating Cole in a bid to stop him giving evidence.

A jury at Portsmouth Crown Court heard Dalby had lent his younger friend the money but grew annoyed after he failed to repay the debt.

Giving evidence yesterday Cole did not say what the money was for and said Dalby had never asked him.

He claims he was attacked in an alleyway between Priorsdean Crescent and Purbrook Way in Havant on November 12, last year.

He said: ‘I went to the floor after he punched me in the face and then he just stamped on my wrist.

‘It snapped. He was furious.’

Cole said the attack stopped after a man walking his dog told Dalby to leave him alone.

The jury heard Dalby then intimidated Cole in February in a bid to stop the trial.

Dalby denies a charge of assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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