Crawley man admits stabbing pregnant girlfriend

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A 25-year-old man has admitted stabbing his pregnant partner at their home in West Sussex.

Shahid Mahmood pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm at Lewes Crown Court.

His 23-year-old victim was stabbed four times in the neck and upper body at the house in Northgate, Crawley, on 26 May.

Mahmood, of The Parade, Northgate, was accused of attempted murder but his plea to the lesser charge was accepted. He will be sentenced on 21 December.

His partner was six months pregnant at the time of the attack.

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