Dad’s knife attack on partner their home in Leeds

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A DAD who cut his partner’s face with a knife in front of their two young children during a drunken rage has been jailed.

Patrick Colliver, 24, was given a 12 month sentence over the attack at his family home in Leeds.

Leeds Crown Court heard Colliver came home drunk after spending the afternoon drinking and began shouting abuse at the victim.

He began slapping her across the legs as she lay in bed before attacking her in the kitchen.

Paul Flemming, prosecuting, said Colliver said to the woman as she was holding one of their children: “Drop her so I can knock you out.”

Colliver, who was armed with two knives, twisted her arm behind her back and got her in a head lock.

He then held one of the knife blades to her face so forcefully that she suffered a cut.

Colliver, of Lopham Street, Sheffield, then grabbed her by the throat and pushed her into the kitchen door.

Colliver went outside and the victim managed to lock the door and run upstairs.

He kicked the door open as she rang police from her mobile.

Colliver was recorded during the 999 call saying: “Do you want me to stab you again?” Police arrested Colliver when they went to the property. He was interviewed and told officers he had a problem controlling his temper and could not remember much of what had happened.

Mark Foley, mitigating, said Colliver lost his temper when the victim compared him to a former boyfriend as they argued.

Mr Foley said Colliver and the woman were no longer together and he had a new partner.

Colliver pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, making a threat to kill and criminal damage.

Recorder Peter Babb told Colliver: “This was a frightening experience for your former partner and also, to an extent, the two children who were aged three weeks and 12 months at the time when this incidet occurred.

“The aggravating feature is that you used your force to overpower her and put knives in her face.”

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