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Louth alcoholic who stabbed her boyfriend banned from every pub in England and Wales

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: February 05, 2013

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AN alcoholic who stabbed her boyfriend has been banned from drinking in every pub and night club in England and Wales for the next 12 months.

Latoyah McNally, 23, of Keddington Crescent in Louth, lunged at her then boyfriend Adrian Hepworth, 24, at the end of a drunken night out.

The blow was aimed at his stomach but he managed to deflect the 10-inch long knife away and received a cut finger which needed four stitches.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that the couple had returned to McNally's home after a night out but an argument broke out between them.

Mr Howes said; "He accused her of being loud. He then received a text message from a female friend. She began smashing plates."

He said she went to the top of the stairs with a knife in her hand and lunged at his stomach. He deflected the blow and cut his hand.

Police were called and Mr Hepworth was taken to Grimsby Hospital for treatment.

McNally said she had drunk eight pints of strong lager during the evening.

Mr Howes told the court "The victim puts it down to her alcoholic state. When she is drinking her personality changes."

McNally admitted unlawful wounding on April 5.

She was given a 12 month jail sentence suspended for two years with two year's supervision.

Judge Michael Heath also imposed a prohibited activity order which bans her for 12 months from entering any public house or licensed premises for the purpose of consuming alcohol.

She was also banned from drinking in public for 12 months and given a six month alcohol treatment requirement.

Michael Cranmer-Brown, defending, said McNally routinely drank up to five bottles of vodka each weekend and four cans of cider a night in midweek.

He said she has a very heavy dependency on alcohol that needs to be addressed.

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  • blindimp  |  February 05 2013, 11:28AM

    JUST A SLAP ON THE WRISTS THEN? SHE NEEDS HELP YES. BUT TO ATTACK SOMEONE WITH A KNIFE, DRUNK OR SOBER, SURELY WARRANTS A CUSTODIAL SENTENCE. THE BANNING ORDER CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH. THOSE WHO WANT TO CONSUME ALCOHOL CAN FIND WAYS TO GET AROUND THIS. A VERY SERIOUS CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED, YET THE SENTENCE HANDED DOWN SIMPLY DOES' NT MATCH IT.

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