Teenage footballer who had trials for Arsenal left man with life-threatening injuries after Norfolk stabbing

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A 15-year-old talented footballer, who had trials for Arsenal, stabbed a man leaving him with “life threatening” injuries after he was trafficked to sell drugs for a county line drugs gang.

ouglas Dickson, 39, was stabbed in the back, chest and abdomen, which left him with his intestines hanging out after the attack on April 17, last year, after a drugs deal went wrong and Mr Dickson feared he was going to die, Norwich Crown Court heard,

William Carter, prosecuting, said Mr Dickson was a regular user of crack cocaine and heroin at the time, and following the confrontation in Great Yarmouth Mr Dickson was taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston with “life threatening” injuries as one of the stab wounds had come close to his heart and he lost alot of blood.

The 15-year-old was arrested at Great Yarmouth railway station and was found to have more than £700 in cash on him.

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