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Knife attack on wall left Norwich woman fearing for safety

Norwich Magistrates Court picture by Adrian Judd

Norwich Magistrates Court picture by Adrian Judd

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A man who caused his partner to fear for her safety when he stuck a knife into a wall has been ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work and must complete an alcohol treatment programme.

David Peck, 25, from Romany Road, north Norwich, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to assaulting his partner and causing criminal damage to a glass door pane belonging to Norwich City Council, both in Norwich on June 6.

Prosecutor Ben Brighouse said yesterday at Norwich Magistrates’ Court that it was a domestic violence incident.

He said: “The defendant has a drinking problem and drinks six cans of Stella Artois a day,

“On this day, at about 11am, his partner was leaving home and Peck was upset about this. He punched a glass window pane on the door, causing it to break.

“And then when she returned home at about 8pm, an argument ensued and he swore at her, calling her names before stabbing a knife into the wall.

“He did not threaten her but he accepts that, by his actions, it caused her to fear that she might be assaulted, and pleaded on that basis.”

For Peck, Damien Moore said his client had been open and honest in dealing with the probation service on a pre-sentence report.

He said Peck’s partner would in due course get back into a relationship with him. Peck was handed a 12-month community order with three requirements attached.

He will be under the supervision of probation services for 12 months, must complete a six-month alcohol treatment programme and carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

He was also ordered to pay £40 costs.

The Evening News launched its Don’t Suffer in Silence campaign earlier this year to highlight the problem of domestic violence and the plight of thousands of victims.

Have you been a victim of domestic violence offences? Call reporter David Bale on 01603 772427 or email david.bale2@archant.co.uk

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