Man pleads guilty to wounding after woman is stabbed

Preston Crown Court.
Preston Crown Court.

A man has appeared in court in connection with stabbing a woman in a caravan.

John Maughan, 42, formerly of Charlbury Grove, Heysham, and now of Guild Lodge, Preston, was flanked by five mental health workers in the dock at Preston Crown court.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding with intent.

A charge of attempted murder, which he denied, will lie on file.

It is understood Maughan and his victim – his ex girlfriend Phoebe Mcgonnell – had been living in a caravan on a drive outside an address on Charlbury Grove.

During a row on May 2, this year he stabbed the 25-year-old multiple times.

The victim went into the house, and the man who owned the house called police. Officers found her bleeding heavily.

She had suffered a number of knife wounds to her chest and back.

Maughan was arrested when he came to the hospital where she was being treated.

Paul Brookwell, prosecuting said the pleas were acceptable.

Judge Pamela Badley adjourned the case for reports to be prepared. Maughan will be sentenced on February 2.