Woman stabbed husband during row

A MOTHER who admitted stabbing her husband with a broken wine glass has walked free from court.

A MOTHER who admitted stabbing her husband with a broken wine glass has walked free from court.

Carol Blow, 36, of Ireland Road, Ipswich was handed a 20 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, after an argument with her husband resulted in her stabbing him in the back.

The mother-of-three pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding or causing grievous bodily harm without intent at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

The court heard how on July 10 police responded to information recorded by a paramedic that a man had been stabbed by his wife.

Upon arrival at the house, officers were met by the paramedic who was treating Blow's husband, Shaun, for a puncture wound below his right shoulder.

Mr Blow revealed to police that the couple, who have been married for five years, had been rowing about money and his wife had hit him on the head and in the back with a glass.

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In a police interview Blow said that she had been washing up and had inadvertently broken the glass she used to hit her husband.

Stephen Colman, prosecuting, said: “The defendant hit her husband first on the head and then in the back. Mr Blow went upstairs to bed, where he realised that he was wounded.”

Claire Hullock, representing Blow, said her client had a history of depression.

She said: “On the night of the incident she was feeling very low and had felt her depression was returning. She can't explain why it happened but said that something just snapped and she had no intention of causing her husband serious harm.

“Mrs Blow bitterly regrets her actions, wishes she hadn't done it and has since volunteered to attend an anger management course.”

In sentencing Blow, chairman of the bench Edward Draper, said: “Stabbing someone with a glass is a serious offence and we believe it crosses the threshold of a custodial sentence.”

However magistrates imposed a 20 week sentence, suspended for 12 months, during which time she will be supervised by the probation service.

Blow was also ordered to pay £20 in court costs.

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