40-year-old Graham Smith, 39-year-old Timothy Brown and 29-year-old Louise Spence have all appeared before the Isle of Wight Crown Court accused of committing a burglary in Ryde just days after Christmas, stabbing the occupant and stealing drugs in the process.
The trio pleaded not guilty to the charges of aggravated burglary and wounding with intent when they appeared before a judge this morning (Monday). They will now appear before the Isle of Wight Crown Court for the trial on 15th June 2020.
As exclusively revealed by Island Echo, forensic investigators were called in last month to examine a bloody crime scene as Armed Police conducted Island-wide searches for 3 suspects following an incident at Leavington House on East Hill Road, Ryde on 27th December.
Brown, Spence and Smith were all eventually tracked down and arrested. They are accused of entering a flat and stealing cash and drugs to the value of £1,500, as well as attacking an occupant with a knife.