Sword, knife used in racist attack on man

A BARNSTAPLE man was threatened with a martial arts sword and stabbed with a knife, a court has heard.

Samuel Woolacott also suffered racist abuse and was spat on by the gang outside his home in Pulchrass Street.

Mr Woolacott told Exeter Crown Court last week how the gang confronted him after he remonstrated about their bad driving.

He was giving evidence in a “trial of issue” over 20-year-old Matthew McElvaney’s involvement,

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