LURED BACK FOR SEX, THEN STABBED
Two jailed for honeytrap horror
TWO women punched and stabbed a man after enticing him back to their home for sex, a court heard.
Joanne Buckley, 29, stabbed the victim in the abdomen and then warned she’d tell police he’d tried to rape her.
The court was told he would have died had the blade entered a fraction to one side.
Buckley ( left) and her pal Sophie Borrell, 17, met David Tawes in the centre of Middlesborough in March this year and invited him back to their nearby home for a drink.
Each of them tried to instigate sex with him. Then Borrell punched him in the back of the head and tried to choke him while Buckley went through his pockets for his mobile phone and wallet.
Tawes was punched again by Buckley, and when he asked for his belongings back, she plunged a knife into him.
The prosecution told Teesside Crown Court: “Buckley wiped the blade on a cloth and went to the bathroom to wash it.
“She was shown the wound and to her credit, took a cloth to press on the wound.
“But when said he needed to go to hospital. Joanne Buckley said, ‘I know what, we will all go to the police station and say he tried to rape us, and that’s why I stabbed him’.”
Mr Tawes managed to escape and called police.
Buckley’s defence lawyer said: “It was another day in her chaotic life – drugs and a bottle of vodka each day was completely the norm.
Borrell said she had suffered difficulties that led to her getting into trouble.
Buckley admitted unlawful wounding and was jailed for three years, while Sophie Borrell, 17, was jailed for six months after both admitted robbery.