Bedford street stabbing – accused held for trial in January 2022

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A psychiatric report is being prepared on a man accused of a stabbing in a Bedford street.

Mahmood Amime, 21, of Iddesleigh Road, Bedford, is accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, burglary and possessing an offensive weapon.

The victim needed hospital treatment following the attack in Maitland Street on Saturday 5th June.

Amime appeared at Luton Crown Court on Monday, July 19, 2021, via a video link from Bedford prison.

Prosecutor Kuljeet Singh Dobe said a psychiatric assessment on Amime was awaited.

Sophie Chaplin, defending, asked for the plea hearing to be adjourned until the report on his mental state was available.

Recorder Andrew Johnson adjourned the plea hearing until August 26. He remanded Amime in custody.

A provisional trial date was set for January 31 next year (2022).