Bury St Edmunds woman gets suspended sentence for stabbing partner

Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001
Ipswich Crown Court ANL-140617-141524001
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A woman from Bury St Edmunds who stabbed her partner after asking him to leave her home has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Chloe Moss, 24, of Brockesby Walk, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to unlawful wounding.

The court heard that Moss had asked Gareth Evans, her partner of eight years, to leave her home but he had appeared reluctant.

Prosecuting, Marcus Croskell said it was at that point that Moss picked up a knife and waved it about.

As Mr Evans left the house an argument broke out over a bike he wanted to take and while trying to cut the tyres Moss instead inflicted a wound on Mr Evans’ arm.

Mr Croskell said Mr Evans suffered a deep 2cm wound near his elbow which had to be treated with stitches.

In mitigation, Matthew Sorel-Cameron said Moss was not a violent person and the incident had not been planned. The couple’s relationship was now at an end, he added.

Recorder Richard Atchley sentenced Moss to six months imprisonment suspended for 18 months with 60 hours unpaid work and barred her from contacting Mr Evans for five years.