A TEENAGER who is said to have left a man fighting for his life following a stabbing in a car park in Calne has been released on bail by a judge.

Joseph Browne is accused of plunging a knife into the abdomen of Cameron Tait during the incident on the evening of November 12.

Now, after hearing the 19-year-old defendant's mum is suffering from cancer, a judge at Swindon Crown Court has allowed him to live at an address in Chippenham.

But he told him he must stay away from Calne, despite his family living there, and not contact witnesses in the case, either directly or through others.

Browne, who was not in court for the hearing, has been released on condition he live and sleep at an address on The Causeway, Chippenham, and abide by an electronically monitored curfew from 4pm-7.30am.

He must also have no contact with witnesses in the case, and must report to the Monkton Park police point on weekdays between midday and 2pm.

Judge Robert Pawson also drew up a map with a three-four mile exclusion zone around Calne, telling him not to enter that area.

He lastly said he must not apply for or purchase any travel documents apart from train and bus tickets in England and Wales.

Browne is due to stand trial on May 7 after pleading not guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

At an earlier hearing the teenager, of Braemor Road, Calne, admitted possessing a knife.

The court was told Mr Tait, 21, is still in hospital following the incident in the car park of the Bremhill View Social Club at about 6.45pm.