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Sea captain denies attack on ex-wife.

A SCANDINAVIAN sea captain has denied a violent attack on his ex-wife wife in which she received a stab wound to her finger.

Captain Magne Osa yesterday told a Liverpool crown court jury that he did not attack his former wife of eight years in Liverpool, a day after returning from sea.

Faroe Islander Osa, 58, is accused of unlawfully wounding Veronica Osa by stabbing her with a kitchen knife on October 9 last year.

He is also accused of assaulting her adult son Stephen Bowers on the same day by dropping an armchair on his head.

Osa is said to have perverted the course of justice by writing to Mrs Osa begging her to drop the wounding charge.

Osa denies all three counts.

The ship captain told the jury he and Mrs Osa had visited a solicitor to complete the sale of their house in Gribble Road, Fazakerley, and gone out drinking to celebrate.

The following day, he said, she had become abusive towards him at the house.

Osa admits sending his ex-wife a letter in which he asks her to drop the charges.

He said he did that to stop her giving what he claims is false evidence against him in court.

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Date:Feb 27, 2003
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