Woman made threats to kill boyfriend's ex-partner and assaulted police officer

A woman made threats to kill her boyfriend's ex partner after finding the woman at his home.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 11:45 am

Katie Butterworth also assaulted a police officer who was sent to deal with the disturbance at the house in Dewsbury.

Leeds Crown Court heard the incident happened on October 29 last year at Gladstone Court.

Ian Cook, prosecuting, said the victim was at the home of her ex-boyfriend when Butterworth turned up at the property.

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Gladstone Court, Dewsbury.

He looked through the spy hole and saw the defendant trying to unlock the door.

Butterworth was heard to say: "I'm going to kill her and I'm going to kill the pair of you."

A police officer went to the property and heard Butterworth repeat the threats, saying she was going to stab the woman.

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Butterworth, of Airedale House, Batley, pleaded guilty to affray and assaulting an emergency worker.

A probation officer told the court that Butterworth and the man had previously been in a relationship for six years.

They had broken up but got back together shortly before the incident and there were "trust issues" in the relationship.

Graham O'Sullivan, mitigating, said that Butterworth was "incensed" that having resumed the relationship, she believed her partner was cheating on her.

Mr O'Sullivan added: "She is very sorry for what she did that day and has expressed remorse."

Butterworth was made the subject of a two-year community order and told to complete 30 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

Judge Mushtaq Khokhar said: "Just because his former partner was there did not necessarily mean that he was betraying your trust.

"But I can understand when one is emotionally involved that sometimes emotions take over and that it precisely what happened in this case.

"You automatically assumed the worst and you made nasty threats.

"Unfortunately, as far as the victim is concerned, she believed that you were serious."