Chef arrested after kitchen stabbing horror

A chef at a Wigan restaurant is to appear in court next January after being accused of a horrific knife attack on a colleague.

Giuseppe Maragioglio will appear at Liverpool Crown Court after a stabbing incident in the kitchen of Franco’s Italian Restaurant in Wigan town centre.

The 52-year-old is accused of knifing head chef Carlos Neto, 47, at the restaurant and faces a charge of causing him grievous bodily harm with intent, according to Wigan Today.

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Police were called to the restaurant at 3.30pm on Saturday after reports of a violent disturbance.

Mr Neto was rushed to North Manchester General Hospital suffering from stab wounds to his stomach, left arm and head.

Since then he has undergone surgery and his condition is said to be “serious but not life-threatening”. Doctors have also treated him for internal bleeding.

A spokesman from Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers attended and established there had been an incident in which a man was assaulted with a knife.

“A 47-year-old man was taken to hospital where he remains for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.”

Police shut the restaurant for the rest of Saturday in order to carry out forensic investigations.

Maragioglio appeared at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on Monday and entered no plea. He has been released on bail.

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