No jail for Penyrheol woman after drunk assault
1:10pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
A CAERPHILLY woman who held a knife to her partner’s neck after they drank more than six litres of cider between them has avoided jail.
Deleena Stredwick, 39, of Y Cilgant, Penyrheol, admitted grievously harming Bryan Kidley, nowher former partner, at a hearing in January.
At Newport Crown Court, prosecutor Gareth James said the pair were in an on-off relationship for five years and lived together in a rented flat.
On December 1, last year they were at home watching rugby and started drinking cider at 1.30pm. By 8.30pm they had consumed six litres of cider and decided to go downstairs to see their neighbours, where they shared three litres of cider, the court heard.
Later Mr Kidley returned to the flat, followed by Stredwick, and got into bed. The defendant entered the room, left again and returned with a three to four-inch kitchen knife. She held the knife to the back of Mr Kidley’s neck, his head and his left arm, Mr James said, before he pushed away with both his hands and ran out of the flat.
Stredwick was sentenced to 48 weeks in jail, suspended for 18 months with supervision.
She must attend ten alcohol and substance misuse sessions and pay £600 contribution towards costs, as well as a £100 victim surcharge.