Knife-wielding ex-partner is jailed for threats

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court

A spurned lover screamed: “I’ll open your face up” as he brandished a knife at his ex partner and her new flame.

Glen Readie, 25, of St Andrew’s Road South, St Annes, was subject to a restraining order against his victim when he turned up in the garden of her home, Preston Crown Court heard.

He was jailed for 10 months after admitting making threats with a bladed article, breaching a restraining order and common assault on her new partner, who stepped in.

Judge Recorder Shaw said: “Your behaviour fortunately did not result in any significant physical violence or injury, and that is to your great good fortune.

“That being said, in my view these offences are so serious they cross the custody threshold.”

Prosecuting, Hanifa Patel said: “The victim tells the court an order was made in April 2015. It was on August 25 at 6.15pm that the incident occurred.

“She was at her home address with her partner and her three-year-old daughter. She no longer wanted anything to do with the defendant. She saw him walking down her garden path.”

An altercation took place and the victim’s new partner approached the defendant.

The defence lawyer added: “[Readie] appeared to be under the influence, and was slurring his words. He saw the defendant reach towards his waistband and pull out a knife, swinging it towards his face. It had a 10in serrated blade.”

Readie, who has 19 convictions for 27 offences, screamed: “I’m going to bomb you – I’ll open your face up.”

Neighbours came to help the couple.

When arrested he said: “What do you expect when everyone else round here is trying to kill me?” and claimed the weapon was for his protection.

Defending, Paul Humphries said Readie had been in custody since July, adding: “It’s clear the defendant’s recollection of this day is somewhat limited.”