GBP 1,200 compensation for knife attack

A violent assault in Exwick has led to a woman being ordered to pay GBP 1,200 in injury compensation to her boyfriend.

Julie Rich used a bolognese jar to break into her own home in Farm Hill, where she went to the bedroom where her boyfriend was sleeping and attacked him, the Express and Echo reports.

A courtroom heard that she scratched and bit him before picking up a knife from the draining board and stabbing Timothy Marks in the face.

Mr Marks also suffered a bone-deep cut to his finger in the assault, during which he tried to call the police.

The presiding judge decided against a custodial sentence due to the unique nature of the case, choosing instead to impose a community order and force Ms Rich to pay GBP 1,200 in injury compensation to the defendant.

It follows recent reports in the News and Star that a drunken attack with a brick resulted in a GBP 1,500 injury compensation bill for a Cumbrian man.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19191776-ADNFCR

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