Woman jailed after confessing during 999 call she had lashed out and stabbed another woman ‘when you were plainly drunk’

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A MOTHER-of-two who confessed during a 999 call that she had stabbed another woman was today jailed for a year.

Elaine Bunn, 46, stabbed the other woman three times after pursuing her to a chip shop in Long Sutton.

Lincoln Crown Court heard Bunn lashed out with a knife after losing her temper over a man both women had known.

The court was told the stabbed woman suffered two grazes and a 1cms puncture wound during the unprovoked attack.

In a witness statement the attacked woman described the pain caused by the stab wounds as similar to having a tattoo done.


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Despite having no memory of the assault Bunn rang the police afterwards and confessed “I’ve stabbed somebody.”

The court heard the victim had earlier received a text message stating “your mum is dead.” Bunn was also heard shouting in the street “I’m going to get her.”

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When police searched Bunn’s home in Princes Street, Sutton Bridge, they recovered a ceremonial dagger and two knuckledusters. Seven cannabis plants were also found growing in a locked room.

During interview Bunn admitted producing a small amount of cannabis for her own use but she denied being responsible for the attack.

Bunn later pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm to the victim and possessing an offensive weapon on 14 September, 2011.

Passing sentence Judge Michael Heath told Bunn there could be no alternative to prison for stabbing another person in the street.

Judge Heath said: “What you did was out of character, but it was serious because it is quite clear there was a degree of premeditation.

He said she had pursued the victim “when you alighted from a vehicle you were plainly drunk and had a knife with you.

“You used that knife and stabbed her three times. There were two grazes caused and a puncture wound.”

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