mirror– A woman branded a “danger to men” after stabbing her ex in a drunken rage has been pictured buying lagers just minutes after walking free from court.
Chloe Kendrick plunged a 6in kitchen knife into Daniel Wint’s stomach while screaming, “Now you know how I feel!”
The 28-year-old attacked Mr Wint when he went to Kendrick’s flat to drop off some of her belongings after they split up.
Mr Wint suffered a 2in deep stab wound and lost four-and-a-half litres of blood in the terrifying attack.
Kendrick, of Malvern, Worcs., admitted grievous bodily harm with intent when she appeared at Worcester Crown Court.
She was handed a 20-month sentence, suspended for six months, ordered to complete 15 days of rehabilitation and given a 8pm to 7am curfew.
Sentencing her on Monday, Judge James Burbidge QC said: “Do you present as a danger to the public?
“I think if you again entered a personal relationship you will present a danger to that individual.
“The reality is that a knife, any knife, even a kitchen knife six inches in length, is a dangerous weapon, and you used it.
“He [Mr Wint] says he wasn’t even aware you had it in your hand.
“You run a risk of taking your own life and a risk, if you were incarcerated, of carrying such a threat out. That isn’t a hollow risk.”
Addressing the court, the judge said: “She doesn’t come across very well in court.”
The court heard Kendrick, who has an emotionally unstable personality order, launched the frenzied attack on Mr Wint on November 8, 2019.
Michael Hall, prosecuting, said: “Police attended the home address of Miss Kendrick and found the victim lying on the bed clutching a blood-stained rag.
“He was holding it to his lower abdomen and in clear pain and distress.”
Mr Wint was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham were he had surgery to repair his bowel.
After the attack Kendrick texted Mr Wint, claiming she stabbed him “by accident”.
The text read: “I’m sorry. It was an accident.”
In a victim impact statement Mr Wint, who now suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, said: “I heard a thud or a whack which I had my mobile phone in my hand and didn’t see the knife.