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Accrington man stabbed his partner after drink and drugs binge
A COUPLE’S drink and drugs binge ended in a row and one of them being stabbed in the back, a court heard.
Dominic Daly and his partner had both been drinking in Blackburn before their bust-up at a house in Lodge Street, Accrington, Burnley Crown Court was told.
Prosecutor Stephen Parker said it appeared cocaine had also been taken before arguments between the pair turned violent.
But as his partner went to leave the property, he was stabbed in the back by Daly, causing a serious wound requiring hospital treatment.
Daly, 24, formerly of Aaron Avenue, Shadsworth, Blackburn, but now living in Bacup, admitted an unlawful wounding charge. He was jailed for 21 months.
Peter Turner, defending, said there had been previous occasions when his client had been subject to violence during the relationship.
And there were what appeared to be defensive wounds on Daly’s hands from earlier on in the confrontation, the court was told.
Daly had now moved to Bacup to begin a new life away from his partner, said Mr Turner.
But passing sentence, Judge Beverley Lunt said that on this occasion it appeared that, whatever had happened before, Daly had been the aggressor.
She said: “The injury you caused was a serious one and was part of a sustained attack. And on top of everything else it was to the back of your victim.”
Daly also caused another, less serious injury, to his head, during the struggle. Judge Lunt added: “It was lucky for you that the injury was not more serious. Even after this man has been stabbed in the back you were still chasing him around a car.”