£50 fine for Chorley mum Tara Fay who injured partner's arm with knife

A woman who slashed her partner’s arm during a row has been given a community order.

By Stef Hall
Thursday, 4th April 2019, 11:37 am
Updated Thursday, 4th April 2019, 12:49 pm
Magistrates' Court
Magistrates' Court

Tara Jane Fay, 27, of Rectory Drive, Coppull, Chorley, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault by beating after the disturbance broke out at an address in Chorley on February 24.

The court previously heard the dad suffered a cut to his arm when 27-year-old Fay brandished a knife during an argument.

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Magistrates' Court

The bench at Preston Magistrates’ Court imposed a rehabilitation activity requirement, along with a £50 fine, £85 victim surcharge and £85 costs after she was charged with, and admitted, common assault.

No restraining order or compensation was imposed.

Fay was arrested after a third party heard the disturbance and rang police.

It is understood the defendant has mental health issues.

Almost a quarter of Lancashire’s 13,000 domestic violence reports involved male victims in 2017, with only 2,289 coming forward compared to 7,507 women. 3,424 victims did not specify a gender.