A WOMAN who stabbed her partner during a row at their home has walked free from court.
Rose-Marie Davie, 42, lunged at Carl Henson with an eight-inch blade when trouble erupted on March 9.
Newcastle Crown Court heard Mr Henson, 44, put his hand up to protect himself and suffered a wound on his hand which was treated at hospital.
He also had a small cut near his eye.
Prosecutor Neil Pallister told the court the couple, who had been together for more than two years, had started rowing and Davie had thrown a drink over Mr Henson.
He retaliated by throwing one back at her.
Mr Pallister said: “He started to leave the kitchen and was standing near the kitchen door when the defendant came at him with a large knife.
“It had a black handle and was about eight inches long. He did not see her pick it up.
“He says he saw the blade coming towards his face. He swayed back to avoid the blade striking him.
“He felt pain to the back of his hand.”
Davie, of Antwerp Road, Farringdon, admitted unlawful wounding. Mr Recorder David Dobin sentenced her to six months’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, with supervision.
The judge told her: “You lunged at him. Thankfully he sustained only a minor wound.
“What you have lost, unfortunately, in all this is your good character.”
Jamie Adams, defending, said Davie has stopped drinking completely since.
The court heard the couple have split up and Mr Henson has said he plans to leave the area.