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Walsall stabbing case sentence delay after barrister taken ill

The sentencing of two defendants who took part in a stabbing attack on a teenager in Walsall has been delayed after a barrister took ill.

Marshall Barnett, 19, of Redhouse Street, Palfrey, Walsall, and a youth were due to be sentenced for wounding a 16-year-old during a confrontation, in Caldmore Road, in Caldmore, on February 24, 2021.

But Mr Recorder Simon Gurney told the hearing held at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Friday that the case could not go-ahead due a defence barrister going to hospital.

"Unfortunately I can't sentence you," he said. The matter was adjourned to a date to be fixed. The pair were remanded in custody.

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