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Mother chased ex with knife in Leeds street

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A MUM carried out a drunken knife attack on her former partner in front of their young son.

A court heard the victim ran from his home clutching the youngster as Theresa Jordan chased them while holding the weapon.

Jordan also smashed up television during the incident at her ex boyfriend’s home in Hyde Park, Leeds.

Leeds Crown Court heard the dad suffered a cut to his hand in the attack and the six-year-old boy was left badly distressed.

Richard Walters, prosecuting, said Jordan long-term relationship with the victim ended in January this year and they were living apart.

On June 17 this year Jordan walked into the house where her former partner lived with the boy and began making herself a sandwich and shouting abuse at him.

She was asked to leave but picked up a knife with a five inch blade and threatened to kill him.

Jordan lunged at him with the weapon and caused a puncture wound to his hand.

Mr Walters said the victim feared for the safety of their son and picked him up before running out into the street.

Jordan followed and began chasing the victim, who was wearing just his boxer shorts, around the street.

A neighbour who witnessed the incident took a photograph of Jordan holding the weapon in the street.

Jordan then went back into the house and smashed up a 40-inch TV screen, worth £500, before leaving. Police were contacted and Jordan was arrested nearby. The weapon was found in her bag.

Jordan initially denied the attack and claimed the victim was lying.

She also claimed he had placed the weapon in her bag.

In an earlier incident Jordan went around to the victim’s sister’s home and demanded to speak to him.

She then caused £800 worth of damage to a BMW car parked outside.

Jordan, of Parkwood Road, Beeston, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of a bladed article and two offences of criminal damage.

She was given an eight month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work.

Recorder Gurdial Singh said: “This was witnessed by your son. “He must have been horrified to see you chasing his father.

He added: “It was not only disgraceful, it was horrific for him.

“Fortunately, through luck not judgement, no greater harm was caused.”

Graham Parkin, mitigating, said Jordan was full of remorse for what had happened and was now receiving help for her drink problem.

 
 
 

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