Woman jailed for stabbing she can't remember - The Leamington Observer

Woman jailed for stabbing she can't remember

A WOMAN has been jailed after stabbing a man at a house in Warwick following an argument.

Reda Malone pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and was sentenced to two years and seven months after Warwick Crown Court heard she stabbed the man at her home in the Spinney in March.

A&E staff at Warwick Hospital alerted police to the incident when the victim – a man in his 40s – was dropped at the hospital with four stab wounds to his body.

Following a media appeal, 42-year-old Malone handed herself in at Leamington Police Station, but not before disposing of the knife in a builder’s sack in Spencer Street. This was later recovered by police.

After gaining entry to the house officers found a pool of blood on the mattress where the victim had been stabbed and blood-stained clothes in the washing machine.

In interview, Malone said she was drunk and struggled to remember carrying out the attack.

The court was told the victim required emergency surgery to close his wounds and repair damage to his bowel.

Det Con Phoebe Gumbley from Leamington CID said: “This was a particularly violent and sustained attack, where the victim was left with serious injuries that could have been much worse. The victim was very lucky to survive.”


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