Teenager Dan Poole instantly regretted trying to end his life. Aged 17, he acted on suicidal thoughts by overdosing on tablets. All he could do was tell a friend on MSN Messenger and hope they would rescue him. “She came and picked me up in a taxi, then took me to North Tees where I explained what I’d done and had to drink some melted charcoal so I would vomit the tablets back up,” said Daniel, now 27. It wouldn’t be the last time Daniel would try suicide.
A jury has been told to take as long as it needs to decide the truth around allegations a Teesside businessman deliberately injured Arron Honzik. Andrew Platts, 42, has gone on trial at Newcastle Crown Court accused of grievous bodily harm with intent. The wealthy window company boss is accused of causing devastating injuries to former friend Mr Honzik. Platts denies causing GBH with intent by hitting Mr Honzik with his Bentley at his Great Ayton home in October 2016.
A jury is expected to make its decision today on whether Andrew Platts deliberately injured former friend Arron Honzik with his white Bentley car. Platts, of Strawberry Farm, Pannierman Lane, near Great Ayton , denies grievous bodily harm with intent. A trial at Newcastle Crown Court heard on Wednesday that two lives have been shattered by the ‘five seconds of madness’ that left Arron Honzik, 26, paralysed. Platts, 42, wept again on the stand as his trial reached an emotional third day.
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Selecting a term
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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