Boyfriend jailed for stabbing partner

A 42-YEAR-OLD Ipswich man is starting a five-year jail term today for stabbing his girlfriend during an alcohol-fuelled argument.Robert Hume, of Shetland Close, punched Geraldine McGarvey and then stabbed her in the chest with a knife, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

A 42-YEAR-OLD Ipswich man is starting a five-year jail term today for stabbing his girlfriend during an alcohol-fuelled argument.

Robert Hume, of Shetland Close, punched Geraldine McGarvey and then stabbed her in the chest with a knife, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

The court heard that Hume had been remanded in custody since January 7 this year.

He told his lawyer he was “sorry” for what he had done and explained that his relationship with Mrs McGarvey had been “a troubled one”.

Hume pleaded guilty to causing Mrs McGarvey grievous bodily harm at an earlier hearing.

He was assessed as being a future high risk to the public, particularly women.

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Mr Akast said, “This is the first time you have done anything as bad as this. Mrs McGarvey may have had a drink problem and you may have had an up and down relationship but she is not entitled to be used as a punch bag by you and this was made worse because you had a knife in your hand and you used it. A centimetre either way and you may have been facing a murder charge.”

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