Our thanks to Ian for this. Excerpts:
A mum has been found guilty of drunkenly stabbing her boyfriend with a kitchen knife at a friend’s flat in Bacup.
Dawn Walker, 35, had pleaded not guilty, blaming a nonexistent ‘third man’ for the ‘serious’ stab wounds to partner Damien Taylor’s hand and back at a flat in Bacup.
The mum-of-three who was described as being ‘cold and calculating’, was found by police cradling Mr Taylor’s head in a pool of his blood but was already concocting the story of a mysterious assailant to act as a defence, the court was told.
Miss Walker and Mr Taylor told police at the scene that the assault had been carried out on the flat doorstep by a third person who had fled the scene.
Mr Taylor had refused to give evidence at the trial and would not give a statement to police…
Prolific offender Dawn Walker had previously avoided jail for 11 attacks on police officers.
Former part-time cleaner Walker assaulted four police officers last year alone, provoking fury from the Police Federation.
Miss Walker, then 34, had been “letting her hair down” on one of her regular weekend booze sessions when she hurled abuse at victim PC Thomas Cock, before headbutting him in the face last year.
Walker, of Rossendale Crescent, Bacup, received eight weeks in prison, suspended for a year, admitted police assault and being drunk and disorderly on Manchester Road, Burnley, on July 22.
The outburst came just six weeks after Walker was spared jail for sinking her teeth into a policeman’s face during an incident when she had to be restrained on her car bonnet by several officers.
Walker had told PC Thomas Lord to “f*** off,” after he asked her to give a breath test, refused to get out of her Renault Megane and tried to bite and headbutt the officer.
She has a criminal record of 17 offences going back 16 years, with 10 previous offences of police assault.
Why in the name of all that is just, is this highly dangerous woman not in prison already? It goes without saying that a man with such a history of violent assaults would be. The criminal justice system is broken when it comes to female criminals.
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