Two jailed for honey­trap hor­ror

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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.

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