Afghanistan dream is over for Jake after town bottle attack

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A YOUNG man’s dream of serving his country in Afghanistan is over after he was attacked with a bottle in Grantham town centre.

Jake Ward, 20, of Denton Avenue, Grantham, suffered serious stab wounds to his arm after he was attacked in the early hours of Friday morning.

Jake was due to fly out to Afghanistan in two weeks, but has been told he can’t because of his injuries, which are likely to require skin grafts.

Jake said: “I’m devastated. I had a lot of plans.”

An 18-year-old from London was arrested and charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.