A teen, who lost his hand in a “savage” attack in Abbots Langley has denied pulling a knife on his alleged attacker first.
Tyler Stevens, pictured, was 18 when he was struck six or seven times with a blade in February this year, with one blow completely severing his left hand.
The alleged attacker, Che Ambe, 21, of Caractacus Cottage View, Watford, denies causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
In St Albans Crown Court today (Wednesday, August 7), Stevens claimed he knew Ambe wanted to attack him but denied that he had chased Ambe a week-and-a-half before, and also denied pulling a knife on him prior to the attack.
Under cross examination, Stevens said when asked if he had pulled a knife: “That is incorrect. It is not true.”
Stevens also denied he was standing up and put his hand in front of his leg when it was chopped off. He said: “I was on the floor when he was swinging at me.”
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