Prestatyn woman jailed after stabbing partner


Staff reporter (Rhyl Journal)

PRESTATYN hairdresser Adele Marie Parker has been jailed for two years after a court heard how she stabbed her partner in the arm.

Victim David Parker wrote a letter in support of her and asked that she should not be jailed because she had their young daughter to care for.

Judge Philip Hughes said that he had wider public duty and an appropriate sentence was needed, in part, to deter others from picking up a knife when drunk, he explained.

Parker, aged 44, of Winchester Drive, Prestatyn, who employs three people full time and a Saturday girl in her own hairdressing business, admitted wounding and received an immediate two year jail sentence.

The judge said the wounding occurred in October last year when she and her partner, who had been divorced ten years earlier, returned home from a party.

“You came home plainly drunk, there was an argument during which your partner pushed you away, and you responded by picking up a knife.

“You lunged at him three or four times, stabbing him to the upper arm,” the judge said.

The victim underwent surgery at Whiston hospital because nerve endings had been damaged which affected the function of his left hand.

He had been unable to continue with his work as a carpet fitter.

In a victim impact statement he detailed the extent and nature of the injury but told how he continued to be supportive of his partner and ex-wife.

He also expressed the wish that she should not receive a custodial sentence because of the effect upon their daughter.

Elen Owen, defending, said that it was her client’s recollection that it had been an accident but she had been in drink.

The defendant worked long hours in her own hairdressing business and if she was imprisoned three people and a Saturday girl would lose their jobs.

She had rented out the comfortable former family home to a tenant but if she was unable to meet the mortgage payments then that would be lost.

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