A man has been jailed for two years after he stabbed another at his former partner’s home in Huddersfield.
Mathew Richard Field told police he had acted in self-defence when he was grabbed by Damien Parchment and could not breathe.
He stabbed him in the neck with a lock knife and inflicted other wounds to his arm and hand as they rolled around on the floor, Glenn Parsons prosecuting told Leeds Crown Court.
The court heard Mr Parchment needed eight stitches to his cheek and a vascular surgeon had to travel from Bradford to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to repair the injury to his neck under general anaesthetic.
He also had to have an artery from his groin area put into his arm and a skin graft because of that stab wound.
Mr Parsons said the incident happened when Field had gone to visit his former partner at her home in Lawton Street, Primrose Hill, to collect some washing.
While he was present Mr Parchment who was a friend of hers arrived and said: “Why are you being a dick with her” grabbed him by the throat and held him against the wall.
Ian Brook representing Field said Mr Parchment was confrontational and aggressive and had threatened to batter him and in what he accepted was excessive self-defence he had used the knife which belonged to his former partner and which he had picked up to look at earlier.
When he caught the complainant on the chin area with the knife he was thrown to the floor and in the “wrestling type scuffle” the further injuries were caused.
Field, 33 of Milner Street, Lockwood, admitted unlawfully wounding Mr Parchment on April 13 last year.
Jailing him Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said “It is apparent that the victim here was being thoroughly unpleasant, thoroughly aggressive and threatening towards you.”
But he said a lock knife was a dangerous weapon.