Mother who confessed 'I've stabbed somebody' is jailed
- 19 August 2013
- From the section Lincolnshire
A mother-of-two who rang 999 and confessed to stabbing a woman has been jailed for 12 months.
Elaine Bunn, 46, of Princes Street, Sutton Bridge, stabbed Caroline Wright three times after chasing her to a chip shop in the town.
Despite claiming to have no memory of the assault Bunn rang the police and told them: "I've stabbed somebody."
She was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday, after pleading guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm.
Mrs Wright was left with two grazes and a 1cm puncture wound following the unprovoked attack, which took place in September 2011.
The court heard Bunn lashed out with the knife after losing her temper over a man both women had known.
Mrs Wright's daughter had earlier received a text message stating: "Your mum is dead."
Bunn was also heard shouting in the street: "I'm going to get her."
When police searched Bunn's home in Princes Street they recovered a ceremonial dagger and two knuckledusters.
Seven cannabis plants were also found growing in a locked room.
During interview Bunn admitted to producing a small amount of cannabis for her own use but she denied being responsible for the attack on Mrs Wright.
However, she later pleaded guilty to the charge - and to possessing an offensive weapon.
Passing sentence Judge Michael Heath told Bunn there could be no alternative to prison for stabbing another person in the street.
Judge Heath said: "What you did was out of character but it was serious because it is quite clear there was a degree of premeditation.
"You pursued Caroline Wright. You were plainly drunk and had a knife with you."