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Fulbourn man attacked brother with axe – then stabbed himself to make it look like self-defence





A man who attacked his brother with an axe and then stabbed himself three times to make it look life self-defence has been jailed.

Rhys Jolley hit his younger brother over the head with the weapon on 3 May, in an unprovoked attack, while he was sat watching television, at their home in Cambridge Road, Fulbourn.

Rhys Jolley, of Fulbourn Road, Cambridge, was jailed on September 21, 2023, for grievous bodily harm with intent after an axe attack on his younger brother
Rhys Jolley, of Fulbourn Road, Cambridge, was jailed on September 21, 2023, for grievous bodily harm with intent after an axe attack on his younger brother

The victim fled to a neighbour’s address and called for help.

When police arrived, 27-year-old Jolley claimed he acted in self-defence after his brother stabbed him three times in the leg.

However, investigations and admissions from Jolley revealed he had purchased the axe a few days before the attack following a previous dispute between the pair in December 2022 which left him with a sore hip.

At Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday, (21 September), Jolley, of Cambridge Road, Fulbourn, was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent. He was also given a four-year restraining order not to contact the victim.

Detective Constable Molly Halksworth, who conducted the investigation, said: “This was a pre-planned brutal attack on a family member which has left both lives shattered, emphasising the devastating consequences of violence within our homes. I am relieved that Jolley has now appeared in court and faced justice.”



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