Woman lunged at her partner with a knife

A woman who lunged at her partner with a kitchen knife was put on probation for two years last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

Forty six year old Pamela Crossey, Westacres, Craigavon, admitted possession of an offensive weapon, a knife, with intent to commit an indictable offence, namely grievous bodily harm, on December 20 last year.

The court heard that police received a 999 call from the injured party that his girlfriend was threatening him with a knife. When police arrived the parties were in two different rooms.

She had put a kitchen knife through his fleece just missing his side.

She admitted taking a knife from the drawer and lunging at him before taking another knife and stabbing the door of the sitting room where he was.

A barrister for Crossley said she and the injured party had been in a three year relationship and this was a very regrettable incident.

She added that the relationship had finished since this incident and the defendant was now living with her daughter at an address in Portadown.

The barrister said Crossley had an alcohol dependency and suffered from vertigo.

She told the court there had been altercation between the defendant and the injured party the night before.

The injured party then came in and began to sing to her and she became irate and lifted a knife to him. She admitted she waved the knife at him and lunged at him.

The lawyer said Crossley was under a lot of stress at the time, was addicted to alcohol and had ongoing mental health problems.

District Judge, Mr Paul Copeland, told the defendant she was not an individual who regularly armed themselves with a knife and that her behaviour was uncharacteristic.

Imposing the probation order he added the condition that she attended any alcohol or drug counselling programme.