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Woman, 50, who stabbed boyfriend over holiday clothes spared jail

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Woman, 50, who stabbed boyfriend over holiday clothes spared jail

A 50-year old woman, Lesley Bradbury, has been spared jail after stabbing her boyfriend, Gary Moore in a rage.

Bradbury stabbed Moore with a knife after discovering he had unloaded several items she had packed for a holiday trip from their car in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

Mr Moore, a driving instructor, was found bleeding from a stab wound to his left bicep as Bradbury shouted: ‘He deserved it.’ Officers found the excess clothing Bradbury had packed for their New Year’s getaway inside the house, Metro.co reports.

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Appearing at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester, it was said that Bradbury lashed out at Mr Moore due to a mental health condition which makes her hoard and protects goods in a ‘pathological way’.

Mr Moore refused to give a statement to the police. Only a few details of the stabbing and no details of his treatment were heard in court.

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Bradbury was given 12 months jail suspended for 18 months. She was further ordered to complete 30 days of rehabilitation activity. The 50-year-old was originally charged with unlawful wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, which carries a minimum sentence of three years in prison.

However, prosecutors later accepted a guilty plea to the lesser offence of unlawful wounding.

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According to Metro, the case had been delayed due to worries raised about Bradbury’s ongoing relationship with Mr Moore,.

Prosecutor Jonathan Turner said: ‘Police attended the home Bradbury shared with her partner and he was outside he had a two-inch stab wound to his left bicep.

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