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Woman jailed for stabbing boyfriend because ‘he ate all her chips’

LONDON: A woman has been sent to jail in the north west England for stabbing her boy friend because he ate all her chips.

Dianne Margaret Clayton, 34, of Blackburn, Lancashire, was at her friend’s house with her boyfriend, Simon Hill, when an argument started about who had been eating all the chips.

Clayton got so annoyed that there were no more chips left, she grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Mr Hill in his shoulder.

The 34-year-old admitted the assault and was jailed for 26 weeks at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said the row began last November after the couple had gone to a friend’s house for drinks and homemade chips were cooked.

Clayton was sentenced at Blackburn Magistrates Court.
Clayton was sentenced at Blackburn Magistrates Court.

Miss Akhtar said: ‘Simon Hill ate them all and that caused her to get angry. She was seen to slap him across the face before leaving the room. She picked up a knife in the kitchen and then stabbed him, causing a superficial injury.’

The couple had returned home after the dinner but Mr Hill returned to stay the night out of safety.

Ms Akhtar added: ‘She returned the following morning and Mr Hill suffered injuries to his hands.’

Clayton pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr Hill causing him actual bodily harm.

Richard Prew, defending, said Clayton did not remember much about the incident as she’d been drinking, and added: ‘She has some injuries herself which she can’t explain.’

Clayton has also been ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge on release.



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