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Carlisle woman who stabbed her ex is spared immediate jail term

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] WOMAN who repeatedly stabbed her ex-partner with a cheese knife has been spared an immediate jail term.

Charlotte Perryman, 25, went to Damien Evans’ Carlisle home in the early hours of October 29 when he was with another woman. He and Perryman had been in an on-off relationship for several years but separated shortly before that date.

Following a verbal argument, Perryman took the small blade from Mr Evans’ kitchen before stabbing him “repeatedly”. He began to bleed and sustained injuries to his upper thigh, calf, shoulder and hand.

Perryman, of Newtown Close, Carlisle, was sentenced at the city’s crown court today (WED) after admitting an actual bodily harm assault.

Judge Peter Hughes QC heard of the defendant’s severe medical problems, and that she had sole care of a three-year-old child. As a result, Judge Hughes suspended a 21-month prison sentence for two years.

Perryman must also complete rehabilitation and a “thinking skills” course.

“Fortunately the wounds that you caused were all relatively superficial,” Judge Hughes told her, “but so easily this situation could have got totally out of hand.”

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