Rugby warehouse worker admits stabbing colleague

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A WAREHOUSE worker has admitted stabbing a colleague and making threats to kill another man.

Rafal Lipowski was involved in a confrontation with a co-worker at the Tesco distribution warehouse at DIRFT in Crick on October 5 last year, which led to the 18-year-old man being stabbed.

Lipowski, aged 20, of Murray Road, Rugby pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder, but admitted charges of wounding with intent and making a threat to kill, at Northampton Crown Court on Friday.

He stared blankly at his counsel and his interpreter in the dock for several minutes before answering any of the charges.

The threats to kill were made to a different person and not the man who was stabbed.

But the court heard the prosecution will not be offering any evidence on the attempted murder charge.

Piers Reed, prosecuting, said the injury to the victim was only a half-inch wound, and the crown would be applying for the case to lay on file.

Judge Rupert Mayo adjourned sentencing for reports and a full INTERPOL check to be carried out on Lipowski.

He said: “In due course you will receive credit for you guilty plea. I can’t sentence you today as I need a report on you.”