Mr Hollier said. "We accept Mr Dodds was being extremely irritating and provoking the defendant. He was constantly coming up to the flat, tapping on the window and running away."Mr Dodds is an adult. And the partner of the defendant.
And she's 'the defendant' because...?
"The defendant finally lost her temper with him, snatched a knife and chased him. She returned to her flat and he came back and he was stabbed in the doorway in the chest.
"He used his own mobile phone to contact the emergency services. It was plain that he was losing a great deal of blood. He was clear he did not support a prosecution of the defendant. He said she was a good woman and a good mother to their children."Lovely...