Woman stabbed friend

A WOMAN stabbed a friend when he refused to leave her flat after an argument.

Melanie Jayne Toy, 47, of Wellington Road, Bridlington, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault at Bridlington Magistrates Court last week.

Prosecuting, Heather Levitt told the court that police received a 999 call on April 1 from Toy to say she had stabbed her friend because he would not leave her flat when she asked him to.

“The defendant told police that she had also hit him over the head with a frying pan,” said Ms Levitt.

“The police got in touch with the victim who said the wound was not serious, and when police looked there was a shallow cut on the victim’s stomach around 1cm long.

“The defendant told police she had got angry because her friend was laughing at her and would not leave, so she grabbed a knife from the sink.”

Mitigating, Robin Smith explained that the victim had not made a complaint about the incident.

“We would not be in this situation if it was not for the honesty of the defendant contacting the police and telling them what she had done.

“She was angry but realises she was reckless. I appreciate however, that there was a knife involved.”

Presiding magistrate Sue Akrill adjourned the hearing until the probation service could provide a report into Toy’s circumstances.

Toy received unconditional bail until she returns for sentencing at Bridlington Magistrate Court on June 8.