Friday, 22 April 2011

Cue 'Outrage!' From The Usual Suspects...

An air steward from York who knifed his long-suffering wife in the back has walked free from court.

Father of two and grandfather Michael Horrocks, 48, formerly of Clitheroe but now of Newlands Drive, Acomb, left Karen, his wife of 26 years, pumping with blood after he attacked her with a kitchen knife with a 12-inch blade in a row at their home.
Monster! And how can the courts let him walk free? I thought they were supposed to protect 'vulnerable victims'?
He told her it was only a scratch, but she knew she had to go to hospital. He told her she should tell medical staff she had fallen off a ladder; otherwise he would lose his job with Thomson.

She suffered a two-centimetre laceration to his upper back but made a full recovery.
Was it out of character? A flash in the pan?
Horrocks, who admitted wounding but had no previous convictions, was given 52 weeks in prison, suspended for a year, with 12 months supervision and must comply with the community mental health team.

Burnley Crown Court heard that Mrs Horrocks would say her husband had two identities. He could be a loving, attentive and charming husband but on the other hand could be devious, particularly over money, violent, volatile and destructive.

In a statement, she said she had not wanted her husband to be before the court or to be punished and she talked of a potential reconciliation.
See..?

These women never learn, they are clearly in thrall to these misogynist animals, and the courts need to get far more aggressive in punishing the men who abuse their...

Oh. Wait. I might have made a few transcription errors in this story. Sorry about that!

As you were, nothing to see here after all, am I right?

Oh, and it should be noted that the judge in this case is Beverley Lunt. Yup, that's right. That Beverley Lunt...

9 comments:

Gordo said...

Nice one! Pity the usual suspects completely control TV or we could get the truth out.

KevinWard76 said...

Very clever… but you would have gotten away with it had you remembered to change the 'his' in the, "She suffered a two-centimetre laceration to his upper back…" line.

:)

James Higham said...

Beverly Lunt. You left the best till last.

Angry Exile said...

Beverly Lunt: judge or rhyming slang?

Anonymous said...

I see that

a) she's crossed the Pennines

b) the York papers keep a tighter control on comments than the Lancastrians.

ukFred said...

Reading Schnarch's book "Passionate Marriage" would suggest that neither the wife nor the husband was a properly functioning adult, in the psychological sense of the phrase.

JuliaM said...

"Very clever… but you would have gotten away with it had you remembered to change the 'his' in the, "She suffered a two-centimetre laceration to his upper back…" line."

Curses! Thought I'd gotten them all.. ;)

"Beverly Lunt: judge or rhyming slang?"

:D She's got quite the history, hasn't she?

"Reading Schnarch's book "Passionate Marriage" would suggest that neither the wife nor the husband was a properly functioning adult, in the psychological sense of the phrase."

Indeed! I wonder just how many couples like this there are, too...

Mike said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-13159145

not sure if the defence is 'didn't bite them off, not guilty' or 'had good reason to bite them off, not guilty'!!!!

because when women go for it they find ever intresting ways of going for it! perhaps she just couldn't be bothered to find a knife or sissors?!?

botzarelli said...

A 2cm laceration is just a scratch whether it is inflicted by husband on wife or vice versa. Still unacceptable violence but the sentence doesn't seem too lenient or the comment that the defendant needs help odd.

The music teacher at my school was a Miss C Lunt. My how we all laughed when the school magazine spoonerised her name!