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Hairdresser who attacked boyfriend with knife faces jail

A pregnant hairdresser is facing jail today after attacking her former boyfriend with a kitchen knife during a row which spilled onto the streets.

Georgina Woodburn, 27, sobbed in the dock as a judge warned she could be imprisoned for the domestic attack which saw her slash her ex-partner Craig Berridge, with the knife which she picked up in a rage.

An altercation escalated after Woodburn damaged her ex-partner’s car. As he returned to confront her, he saw coming out of the house carrying the kitchen knife.

Woodburn, who is five-and-a-half months pregnant, likely conceived her child within weeks of the August 19 attack.

The judge heard that the boyfriend put her in a bear hug before he realised he had lacerations to his right thigh and right wrist.

Georgina Woodburn, 27,  is facing jail today after attacking her former boyfriend with a kitchen knife during a row which spilled onto the streets

The pregnant hairdresser sobbed in the dock as a judge warned she could be imprisoned for the domestic attack which saw her slash her ex-partner Craig Berridge

The judge heard that Mr Woodhouse put Woodburn in a bear hug before he realised he had lacerations to his right thigh and right wrist

The pregnant hairdresser sobbed in the dock as a judge warned she could be imprisoned for the domestic attack which saw her slash her ex-partner Craig Berridge

He then escaped while being chased by Woodburn, before finding two railway workers on a night shift, who called police.

Kelly Brocklehurst, prosecuting, said: ‘On August 19 last year, both of them had been drinking to some extent and there had been a degree of animosity behind them, suffice to say.

‘The ex-partner leaves the house to go to his car to see Miss Woodburn has damaged his car. He returns to the house but sees Miss Woodburn emerge from the house with a kitchen knife, about two to three inches long.

Woodburn, who is five-and-a-half months pregnant, likely conceived her child within weeks of the August 19 attack

Woodburn, who is five-and-a-half months pregnant, likely conceived her child within weeks of the August 19 attack

‘There is a physical confrontation and Miss Woodburn puts the knife to him twice, to the right thigh and to the right wrist. There are lacerations about two to three centimetres, thankfully not serious woundings.

‘The victim had the defendant in a bear hug when he realises the woman has a knife so runs away. He is pursued by her as she still has the knife.

‘He finds two late night rail workers who call the police. Miss Woodburn is in a very emotional state and drops the knife in a nearby hedge which is later discovered by a police dog.’

Judge Nigel Daly addressed Woodburn, from Yarnton, Oxfordshire, after her guilty pleas to unlawful wounding, causing criminal damage and possession of a knife in public.

‘This is a serious matter. Anybody who is sentenced for this is likely to be looking at an immediate custodial sentence,’ said Judge Daly, sitting at Oxford Crown Court.

The case was adjourned for sentencing until Friday. 



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