Norwich woman stabbed former partner in head

Christine CunninghamA woman who stabbed her former partner in the head with a knife causing a half inch wound has been spared an immediate jail sentence.Christine Cunningham

A woman who stabbed her former partner in the head with a knife causing a half inch wound has been spared an immediate jail sentence.

Kimberley Ford, 25, went round to an address in Catton Grove Road, Norwich, armed with a knife and when confronted by her former partner, Dieter Savoury, she stabbed him to the top of the head.

Another man, Ian Woodhouse, managed to disarm Ford and Mr Savoury ran off to ring 999, Norwich Crown Court heard yesterday

Andrew Oliver, prosecuting, said that in the 999 call, Mr Savoury sounded very distressed and was treated by a paramedic for a half inch cut above his left eye, which was cleaned and dressed. He said the blow with the knife appeared not to have struck the skull.

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Mr Oliver said that Ford had been in a relationship with Mr Savoury for five years, but the couple had split up and for the past three years and he had been in a new relationship with Georgia Daines.

He said that Ford still had contact with Mr Savoury as the couple had a child together.

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Mr Oliver said that Ford had also assaulted Miss Daines on a previous occasion when she had pulled out a clump of her hair. The knife incident had taken place a few days later when she went round to the address of Miss Daines and had been asking where she was.

Ford, of Old School Close, Earlham, Norwich, admitted wounding Mr Savoury on September 13 last year and assaulting Ms Daines on September 9. The court heard that Ford had previous convictions for dangerous driving and affray.

Judge Paul Downes imposed a six-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, and imposed a two-year supervision order.

He told her: 'You caused a wound to a man you used to live with and you attacked his girlfriend.'

He said Ford should think more about her behaviour or he warned she would 'wind up in prison'.

Jonathan Seely, in mitigation, said it was an unusual case.

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