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Man admits stabbing his wife with knife

 Published on: 15th February 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

A man from Bushey has been jailed for six years after admitting stabbing his wife at their family home. In the early hours of Monday, August 1 last year, David Lang, aged 42, of Hartswood Close, entered the property where he stabbed her several times with a kitchen knife. The couple were separated at the time of the offence. Lang pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent at the Old Bailey on January 20 and was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday, February 10. On sentencing Judge Christopher Moss QC told Lang: “On that day, you were not in your right mind. You could have caused her death. “You had planned a confrontation with the victim. You were determined to see her and intended some harm to her. You took a knife and attacked her with it.” Following the sentencing, Detective Inspector Sally Phillips, from the Domestic Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (DAISU), said: “Lang carried out a vicious and premeditated attack on his wife, while their teenage son was asleep upstairs. “The victim suffered a stab wound to her upper arm and a stab wound to her wrist, the blow of which caused a fracture to the bone, and she continues to receive treatment for her injuries today. “I hope that this sentence provides some closure to her horrific ordeal.” The victim has been supported by specially trained officers from the DAISU unit, which leads the Force’s response to domestic abuse and deals with investigations into violence, controlling and coercive behaviour, psychological and financial abuse within intimate relationships. Anyone affected by domestic abuse in Hertfordshire can get guidance and support via the Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline 08 088 088 088 or by visiting the Herts Sunflower website www.HertsSunflower.org

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