Knife­man slashed ex and her daugh­ter

CCTV theft ap­peal

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

AKNIFE- WIELD­ING man who slashed his exlover and her daugh­ter dur­ing a ter­ri­fy­ing at­tack has been jailed.

Martin Colin Hod­der, 45, left both women with wounds from the blade dur­ing the ‘sus­tained’ at­tack in Jan­uary, a court heard.

It hap­pened af­ter Hod­der had downed a bot­tle and a half of vodka and started talk­ing about his past, the hear­ing was told.

Ini­tially Hod­der put the knife to his own throat but then he turned on the two women, pros­e­cu­tors said.

Hod­der, of Parr Street, Mac­cles­field, who has pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for vi­o­lence, ad­mit­ted two charges of as­sault, at Stock­port mag­is­trates’ court.

Mag­is­trates jailed him for 18 weeks for what they de­scribed as ‘a sus­tained at­tack with a weapon in a do­mes­tic set­ting whilst in drink’.

Af­ter the hear­ing, the older vic­tim, who asked not to be named, slammed the sen­tence, which in­cludes a year­long re­strain­ing or­der.

She said: “I can­not sleep or eat be­cause of what that man put me through. Con­sid­er­ing his record and the fact he slashed us with a knife, that sen­tence is a dis­grace. I am dev­as­tated. He will be out in a few weeks.”

Dur­ing the hear­ing, Robert Jones, pros­e­cut­ing, said Hod­der con­tin­ued to live with his ex af­ter they split.

He said: “On Jan­uary 14 the de­fen­dant and his ex were drink­ing with her daugh­ter. Hod­der had con­sumed one and half bot­tles of vodka. He was jolly but as he be­came more drunk he be­gan talk­ing about his past.”

The court heard that Hod­der then got up and went into the kitchen only to re­turn with a but­ter knife. Mr Jones said: “He started wav­ing it around. He held the knife to his own throat and tried to cut him­self. He was asked to put the knife down.

“He then came at his ex­part­ner who held up her hands to pro­tect her­self. She re­ceived cuts to her arms. He then cut his own neck twice. He was wav­ing the knife back and forth.”

Mag­is­trates heard that Hod­der was ‘ pac­ing up and down’.

Mr Jones said: “He made threats to­wards his ex-part­ner and her daugh­ter tried to calm him down. He then pointed the knife at her and said ‘I don’t care. I will take your life too’. The daugh­ter then tried to take the knife from him and the blade slashed her wrist.”

An­thony Gar­dener, de­fend­ing, said: “He hasn’t been in trou­ble for six years.” PO­LICE have re­leased CCTV im­ages of a man and woman wanted in con­nec­tion with a shoplift­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The pic­tures come from Aldi in Lon­don Road South, Poyn­ton and date back to Novem­ber 30, last year.

If you can iden­tify them, call po­lice on 101 quot­ing ‘caught on cam­era ap­peal February 8’ or call Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

Martin Hod­der

Po­lice would like to speak to these two peo­ple in con­nec­tion with a shoplift­ing in­ci­dent at Aldi in Poyn­ton

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.