Woman slashed at man’s fingers

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A woman slashed a man’s fingers with a vegetable knife as they rowed in the kitchen, a court heard.

Carole Cuerden, 51, of Harrington Street, Preston, pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm. The court heard on Sunday July 6, an argument broke out at her home. The victim had been out and bought wine but as she prepared to cut vegetables in the kitchen the row continued, and she slashed at her companion.

Robert Elias, prosecuting, said: “In his words she went mad in the kitchen and slashed at him with a knife.

“He received two cuts to his middle fingers of his right hand. I would describe them as self defence injuries. He went to the bedroom to get some first aid and she started throwing his clothes out of the window.”

Defending, Anthony Parkinson said: “She clearly has a number of issues ongoing in her life. It’s quite clear things seemed to go wrong around 2007 when she lost her job of 11 years.”

Recorder Terence Rigby said: “I bear in mind both of you were in drink and you were using the knife for a legitimate purpose at first.”

She was ordered to have 15 months supervision and alcohol treatment.