Burnley man (22) stabs his ex’s mum with 8in. knife

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A MAN who knifed his partner’s mother after she was said to have forced her way into his home has walked free from court.

Jason Gavin (22) left Alexandra Green with a nasty injury and bleeding, after stabbing her in the thigh.

He then put the weapon in a drain, told police where he had put it, went to get legal advice, and turned up at Burnley police station with his solicitor, the town’s crown court heard.

Gavin, of Hughes Street, Burnley, admitted unlawful wounding, last August.

He was given 34 weeks in jail, suspended for two years, with 12 months’ supervision, 100 hours unpaid work and the Thinking Skills programme.

Mark Lamberty (prosecuting) told the hearing Laura Green (18) had been in a relationship with the defendant, and they had a child together.

But there were relationship difficulties and Miss Green moved. The defendant would stay overnight at her home.

Mrs Green received a call about an incident at her daughter’s house.

She was angry, sent a text message to Gavin and then went to his father’s house.

She knocked on the door, the defendant answered and then went to shut the door, but Mrs Green put her foot in it.

She forced her way into the property, followed by the defendant and went into the kitchen, where Gavin’s father was a “silent spectator”.

Mr Lamberty said the defendant grabbed an eight-inch knife, brandished it towards the victim and Mrs Green seized his right arm and turned him round to face away from her.

Mrs Green bent Gavin forward over the worktop and pushed his head down.

The defendant was able to free his right hand, and stabbed Mrs Green in the thigh. The victim left the premises.

Katherine Pierpoint (defending) said he understood the serious position he was in.

Miss Pierpoint said clearly emotions were running high at the time.

The defendant’s father had thought Mrs Green was simply going to give Gavin a “crack”. Gavin did not have a record for violence.