(Manchester Evening News) A man with no arms who swam for Wales stabbed his dad in the stomach with a blade from of a pair of scissors held between his toes, a court heard.
Rory O’Connor’s father needed major surgery after the 23-year-old slashed him with the makeshift weapon at the family home.
In a statement read to Cardiff Crown Court, victim Kevin O’Connor said his main concern was his son’s wellbeing - and that the attack would not stop him supporting his son.
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Matthew Roberts, prosecuting, said O’Connor was born with no arms, as well as a number of other medical conditions. He had played in able-bodied football teams and swam competitively for Wales.
He said the defendant had taken to carrying a weapon - one blade from a pair of scissors - between his toes after an incident in which he was threatened while walking in woodland.