Father jailed after stabbing himself

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A father-of-five shocked people in Kirkham when he staggered around a street after accidentally stabbing himself.

Jonathan Turnbull had been drinking throughout the night and the following day before slicing open his palm with the knife.

Turnbull, a 34-year-old plasterer, of Freckleton Street, Kirkham, pleaded guilty to possessing a blade in public. He was sentenced to a 28 days tagged curfew from 8pm to 7am and ordered to pay £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by District Judge James Hatton sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said on December 20 in the afternoon police went to Philips Avenue, Kirkham, after receiving reports that a man had been the victim of a stabbing.

Officers established Turnbull had cut his own hand and then fallen over and injured his head.

Turnbull told the judge: “I was quite drunk and caused the injury because I was stupid. I was going round to a friend’s for help. I had to have 15 stitches in my hand.”