Ashton woman jailed for stabbing man in the leg

A Tameside woman has been jailed for four years after stabbing a man in the leg with a kitchen knife.

Kathleen Dean, 58, of Townsley Grove, Ashton, was sentenced yesterday (Tuesday 3 November) at Minshull Street Crown Court and was handed a lifelong restraining order against the victim after pleading guilty to Grievous Bodily Harm.

It happened at 11pm on Sunday 17 November 2019 when police were called to the street to reports that a man had been stabbed.

Police arrived and found a man with a stab wound to his thigh. They later located the kitchen knife which had been hidden behind the sofa.

After being stabbed, the man managed to lock himself in the kitchen where he phoned the police.

Detective Constable Natalie Fairhurst, of GMP's Tameside district, said: "This was a vicious assault and it's lucky that the outcome was not much worse. Dean used a kitchen knife as a weapon which is truly horrific and brutal.

"Dean is a dangerous individual and I hope that today's sentence sends a clear message that this type of violent behaviour will not be tolerated, and gives Dean the time she needs to reflect on the impact of her actions."

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