Man held knife to his wife’s neck

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A HUSBAND who held a knife to his estranged wife’s neck has been jailed for nine months.

Bolton Crown Court heard that Simon Walsh, aged 36, of Briercliffe Road, Deane, grabbed his wife, Sharon, and put a knife near her neck and said: “If you don’t do as I say the kids will never see you again.”

Adam Lodge, prosecuting, said the incident happened after Walsh approached his wife of five years in the car park of Hebdon Court, Bolton, at about 6.30pm on November 23.

The pair had separated eight weeks earlier, and the address was the home of Mrs Walsh’s new partner, the court heard.

Walsh told her to get Ian, her new partner, or she would be dead.

He then let go of her and produced a large knife, with a blade about 10 inches long, and pushed it against her neck.

A young man came out of the flat and disturbed Walsh, telling him to calm down.

He left the scene frightened and phoned his friends.

Mrs Walsh then phoned the police from her partner’s flat. Walsh handed himself into police.

Alexander Langhorn, defending, said Walsh had struggled to come to terms with the relationship ending.

He carried out the attack after being unable to cope knowing that his youngest son had met his wife’s new partner.

Judge Peter Davies, sentencing, said: “You couldn’t come to terms with the fact the relationship had broken up, that another man was with your former wife and couldn’t come to terms that one of your children was visiting that man and I can quite understand the significant emotions.

“But what you did was reprehensible.

“You decided to take the law into your own hands, you armed yourself with two knives.

“There must have been intent to injure her and the fact you assaulted her shows the intent.

“People have been injured and killed by knives being carried in public.”

Walsh was jailed for nine months after pleading guilty to common assault and two counts of possessing offensive weapons.

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9:11am Tue 8 Jan 13

oftbewildered2 says...

what is it with these saddos? They seem to need to take out their disappointments in life on others.
what is it with these saddos? They seem to need to take out their disappointments in life on others. oftbewildered2
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10:46am Tue 8 Jan 13

ChilliCan'tCorny says...

Hmmm not many bashers commenting on piece of news.
Silly me they are not from an ethnic minority.
Which makes it right. Right?
Hmmm not many bashers commenting on piece of news. Silly me they are not from an ethnic minority. Which makes it right. Right? ChilliCan'tCorny
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1:47pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Replytohatersandscum says...

ChilliCan'tCorny wrote:
Hmmm not many bashers commenting on piece of news. Silly me they are not from an ethnic minority. Which makes it right. Right?
totally agree with you these trolls dont appear when its non ethnic related because they are rasict scum
[quote][p][bold]ChilliCan'tCorny[/bold] wrote: Hmmm not many bashers commenting on piece of news. Silly me they are not from an ethnic minority. Which makes it right. Right?[/p][/quote]totally agree with you these trolls dont appear when its non ethnic related because they are rasict scum Replytohatersandscum
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6:40pm Tue 8 Jan 13

wild one says...

http://www.thebolton
news.co.uk/news/1014
5394.Man_admits_mans
laughter_of_six_week
_old_son/


Now if we could comment on this piece of trash.....
http://www.thebolton news.co.uk/news/1014 5394.Man_admits_mans laughter_of_six_week _old_son/ Now if we could comment on this piece of trash..... wild one
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6:43pm Tue 8 Jan 13

wild one says...

http://www.thebolton
news.co.uk/news/1014
6262.Sex_victim____a
voids_being_alone_wi
th_men___/

Or this piece of scum?
http://www.thebolton news.co.uk/news/1014 6262.Sex_victim____a voids_being_alone_wi th_men___/ Or this piece of scum? wild one
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6:45pm Tue 8 Jan 13

wild one says...

http://www.thebolton
news.co.uk/news/1014
6266.Ice_cream_trade
rs_faced___725_in_fi
nes/


Ehhhhhhhhhhh! i could go on and on and on and on....

I will let you chew the fat for a while...
http://www.thebolton news.co.uk/news/1014 6266.Ice_cream_trade rs_faced___725_in_fi nes/ Ehhhhhhhhhhh! i could go on and on and on and on.... I will let you chew the fat for a while... wild one
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6:55pm Tue 8 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

In this case it was not a cerimonial dagger,it was a REAL KNIFE so it's news.
In this case it was not a cerimonial dagger,it was a REAL KNIFE so it's news. boltonnut
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6:55pm Tue 8 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

In this case it was not a cerimonial dagger,it was a REAL KNIFE so it's news.
In this case it was not a cerimonial dagger,it was a REAL KNIFE so it's news. boltonnut
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7:01pm Tue 8 Jan 13

wild one says...

Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006
Since the introduction of the Violent Crime Reduction Bill on the 9th June, 2005 further provisions and amendments were made in October, 2006 to raise the minimum age to buy a knife from 16 to 18. The maximum sentence for carrying a knife without good reason was also increased from 2 years to 4 years

So why only 9 mths...
Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 Since the introduction of the Violent Crime Reduction Bill on the 9th June, 2005 further provisions and amendments were made in October, 2006 to raise the minimum age to buy a knife from 16 to 18. The maximum sentence for carrying a knife without good reason was also increased from 2 years to 4 years So why only 9 mths... wild one
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7:58pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Citizen Cane says...

errrm because 13000 foreign scumbag prisoners are blocking UK jails that should hold 13000 UK scumbag prisoners?
errrm because 13000 foreign scumbag prisoners are blocking UK jails that should hold 13000 UK scumbag prisoners? Citizen Cane
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