Man Stabbed After Woman Takes Him Back To Her Ex-Partner's Flat
A man was stabbed in the back by the ex-partner of a woman he had become amorous with in a pub earlier that evening.
The incident occurred at 1am on July 10, after the pair met at The Albert Hotel in Hull while socialising with friends.
According to the Mirror, when things got more intimate between them, the pair decided to go somewhere else a bit more private.
Defending lawyer Paul Genney told Hull Crown Court that the couple 'were desperate to find somewhere together, to be together, presumably with the act of sexual intercourse in mind'.
They initially tried the woman's mother's house, but, as prosecutor Matthew Burdon explained, it soon became apparent that wasn't an option.
"The conversation was friendly and he and the girl agreed he would go back to her parents'," Mr Burdon said.
"They got a taxi to her house but her mother did not want [him] in the house so he left, and the girl left with him.
"She suggested going back to her ex-boyfriend's and said he [Jae McManus] would not be present. [The victim] acknowledges with the benefit of hindsight it was not the most sensible decision.
"The girl began knocking on this defendant's front door and shouting his name."
At this point, it seems, the ex-boyfriend asked who was at the door, at which point the woman explained it was her and her prospective new partner.
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The defendant then opened the door holding a knife with a five inch blade. The other man, sensing danger, did back away at that point, but as he ran down the steps he heard McManus yell 'Fuck off', and 'felt a prod to his back but didn't stop, carried on running and left the building'.
It was only once he was outside that the victim realised he'd been injured. A passer-by helped him and he was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary where he had three stitches and was kept overnight for observation.
McManus was then arrested at 4am. According to the prosecutor, he agreed the complainant had come to his address with [his ex-girlfriend] and agreed when he opened the door 'he had a knife in his hand'. He said he was then attacked by the complainant.
"That's obviously nonsense," said Judge Jeremy Richardson QC.
"Yes," said Mr Burdon. "In the defence statement, he acknowledges he stabbed the complainant in the back."
26-year-old McManus - who had 28 previous offences on his record - pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis but denied wounding with intent. He did, however, admit wounding, which prosecutors accepted. He was sentenced by the judge to 15 months and six weeks in jail.
When delivering his ruling, the judge said: "He was obviously incensed at this; his ex-girlfriend turns up with the new lover for the purposes of intimacy.
"I can't imagine a more unwise course of action on the part of the two who were wishing to have intimacy, going to the home of a former partner. It's a recipe for disaster.
"You were entitled to be incensed by what happened that evening; you were not, and I emphasise this, not entitled to act as you did. Do you understand?"
"Yeah," replied McManus.
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