A MUM-of-two is beginning a 40-month prison sentence after she stabbed a man twice.
A court heard yesterday that 37-year-old Stacie Eyles, who had no previous convictions, attacked Qassim Hall last July after being subjected to harassment by him over the summer months.
Bradford Crown Court heard that Eyles was so drunk she could not remember picking up a serrated kitchen knife and stabbing Mr Hall in the left shoulder and kidney area during a disturbance at the rear of a friend's house in Bradley Mills.
Prosecutor Stephanie Hancock said Mr Hall was taken to hospital by ambulance and his wounds treated, but he was able to discharge himself within a few hours.
Miss Hancock conceded that it was not a case where significant injury was caused, but Eyles had pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding Mr Hall with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.
Eyles' lawyer Mark Brookes said his client felt she had been targeted by Mr Hall after she gave evidence against him.
Mr Brookes outlined details of a series of alleged incidents last June and July during which Mr Hall was said to have damaged the defendant's car.
The court heard that Mr Hall had turned up uninvited at the house that night and had been ejected by others.
In the wake of the stabbing Eyles' home on Town Avenue was burned down and Mr Brookes said she had had to move away from where she had lived for the last 15 years.
Mr Brookes urged Recorder David Kelly to temper the length of the inevitable prison sentence due to his client's powerful personal mitigation.
Recorder Kelly said the fact that Eyles was too drunk to remember the stabbing was an aggravating feature, but he accepted there was a good deal of background leading up to the incident.
"The victim had subjected you to a campaign of harassment by damaging your car on at least two occasions," the judge told Eyles.
"I accept that you were at the home of a friend when the incident occurred and that the victim attended your friend's home uninvited."
But the judge said Eyles had armed herself with the knife and no doubt because of all the pent up anger and frustration she had deliberately stabbed Mr Hall.
Although Eyles had intended to cause Mr Hall serious harm the judge noted that the actual injuries suffered were relatively mild and he was able to discharge himself from hospital hours later.