A BEREAVED daughter has been jailed for more than four years after stabbing a woman she blamed after her father died.

Jennifer Waring knifed victim Kelly Harrison three times after confronting her in the street.

Bolton Crown Court heard that 28-year-old Waring held a grudge against 39-year-old Miss Harrison.

Neil Usher, prosecuting, said Miss Harrison had had a previous relationship with Waring's father.

Harold Waring, aged 59, died in December 2013, a month after he was discharged from hospital after being hit by a car as he crossed Topp Way, Bolton.

"The defendant believed Miss Harrison was, in some way, responsible for the death of her father," said Mr Usher.

On April 25 this year Miss Harrison went to visit her mother at Yewdale Avenue, Breightmet.

At 6pm she was outside the house, waiting for a taxi, when Waring appeared from nearby flats and shouted at her: "You murdered my dad."

Waring threw a punch but Miss Harrison managed to push her away and she fell onto the pavement.

But as Waring got up she pulled a kitchen knife out of the waistband of her trousers and swung at Miss Harrison.

Mr Usher stated that the four-inch bladed knife caught Miss Harrison's left forearm, leaving a four-centimetre gash which needed eight stitches.

Waring also slashed her victim to the left side of the neck below her ear, leaving a two-centimetre cut, and her back, resulting in a one-centimetre wound which needed gluing.

"The defendant was arrested the next day," said Mr Usher, who added that Waring claimed to have taken large amounts of diazepam, cocaine and alcohol.

"She could not remember what happened during the day. She did not remember any fight with Miss Harrison," he said.

He added that Waring admitted she did not like Miss Harrison, who had looked after her father before he died.

"In her opinion he wasn't being cared for properly," said Mr Usher.

Waring, of Henrietta Street, Leigh, pleaded guilty to intentionally causing grievous bodily harm.

The court heard that Waring has a previous conviction for robbery and shoplifting, but Andrew Costello, defending, stressed that she has not previously attacked anyone and she has apologised for injuring Miss Harrison.

He added that Waring has mental health problems, exacerbated by drug and alcohol misuse.

"Her father was her only reasonable stable factor," said Mr Costello.

Sentencing Waring to four years and eight months in prison, the Honorary Recorder of Bolton, Judge Timothy Clayson told her: "It seems you had be harbouring a grudge. You were clearly blaming her [Miss Harrison] for the loss of your father.

"Your blame appears to be irrational and resulted from your issues with drugs and alcohol.

"You have to take responsibility for having caused very serious injuries to another person."