"he motioned it towards her and caught her arm."
Akash Akeel, aged 24, of Bradford, was jailed for two years at Bradford Crown Court on August 27, 2019, for wounding his ex-partner.
He injured the woman with a knife while he was trying to peel vegetables on his crutches.
The court heard Akeel was preparing a meal when he “motioned towards” his ex-girlfriend and caught her on the arm with the blade.
James Lake, prosecuting, explained that the woman rang her mother and told her that Akeel was attacking her.
When the police and ambulance service arrived, the victim had locked Akeel in the house.
She was taken to hospital where she was treated for a wound to her forearm and bruising.
Mr Lake said that Akeel damaged several household items during the incident and that a young child had been present.
He had multiple battery offences on his record, all involving the woman, and he had repeatedly breached a restraining order.
Akeel was charged with breaching the order again by being at her home, but the court was informed that she invited him and did not want a trial.
She was trying to forget about the incident and move on with her life.
Rebecca Young, Akeel’s barrister, stated that he was young and immature. She also said his relationship with the woman had been volatile. He had accepted that it was finally over.
Akeel had planned to move away from Bradford.
Prior to the offences, Akeel had moved to Pontefract and found a new partner.
But an accident resulted in him breaking his tibia and fibula. He spent weeks in Bradford Royal Infirmary and Leeds General Infirmary.
His ex-girlfriend had visited him in hospital and after he was discharged, Akeel spent time at her home recovering.
He had a metal cage on his leg and was cooking dinner on crutches when an argument broke out.
Miss Young said: “He was peeling vegetables and she came towards him while he had the knife and he motioned it towards her and caught her arm.”
Akeel pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and criminal damage at the woman’s home on April 22, 2019.
He had been remanded in custody since he was charged. Akeel was training to be a barber and wanted to start a new job in a family-owned business.
Judge David Hatton QC said:
“There is a history of violence and harassment in defiance of a court restraining order.”
The Telegraph and Argus reported that Akash Akeel was told that the restraining order was still in place. He was jailed for two years.