Stab-threat born of anger

Geraldton Guardian - - COURTS / POLICE - Francesca Mann

A Ger­ald­ton court has been told how a 19-year-old woman in­tended to stab some­one with a knife last month in Deep­dale be­cause she was an­gry.

Ge­or­gia Ellen Glynn ap­peared in Ger­ald­ton Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day when she pleaded guilty to car­ry­ing a metal knife with in­tent to cause fear.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Sergeant Carey Owen told the court on Oc­to­ber 28, at 11.30pm, Glynn left her house in Deep­dale with a knife she had found.

As Glynn walked to­wards Hor­wood Road she called Life­line, telling them she had a knife and would at­tack some­one if they came up to her.

When po­lice found Glynn, she said she was an­gry but there wasn’t any­one in par­tic­u­lar she planned to stab. Dur­ing her ap­pear­ance, de­fence coun­sel Eva Svan­berg asked if Glynn’s cur­few could be re­moved be­cause the po­lice vis­its were dis­rupt­ing the fam­ily.

But Mag­is­trate Donna Webb said she “loathed” lift­ing the cur­few be­cause Glynn was cur­rently on bail for an iden­ti­cal of­fence.

“Re­al­is­ti­cally, I have to be con­cerned,” Ms Webb said.

“The iden­ti­cal of­fence has been in­cred­i­bly con­tro­ver­sial . . . and the cur­few is in place for the pro­tec­tion of the com­mu­nity.

“She does it for at­ten­tion, but it’s gone beyond that point now.”

Ms Webb sug­gested plac­ing Glynn on home de­ten­tion, which would take the bur­den off the fam­ily.

Glynn will reap­pear in the same court later this month.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.