LES­BIAN BOUNCER STABBED WOMAN OVER ‘UGLY DYKE’ JIBE Court told girl­friend held vic­tim’s hair

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SCUF­FLE: Jade and Megan Mad­den A HEAV­ILY preg­nant les­bian bride-to-be fled a court in tears as she dodged jail over a fren­zied knife at­tack in which her same-sex fi­ancée stabbed an­other woman.

Jade Mad­den, 21, who had only just come out as gay, was with 22-year old part­ner Megan Mad­den when both got caught up in a cat­fight with two other women over al­leged ho­mo­pho­bic com­ments near Manch­ester’s gay vil­lage.

Dur­ing the as­sault Jade, who claimed she had been branded an “ugly dyke” grabbed Adele Ri­ley by the hair be­fore tee­to­tal Megan – who’s a bouncer – de­liv­ered re­peated strikes to the vic­tim’s face and neck with a penknife.

Mother-of-two Miss Ri­ley, 30, suf­fered two su­per­fi­cial in­juries and three head wounds. street con­tin­ued with Smith ar­gu­ing with Miss Ri­ley’s cousin.

“What­ever was said clearly an­gered the Mad­dens and they were in­volved in a scuf­fle.

“Jade can be seen to pull Miss Ri­ley’s hair to the pave­ment. Megan can be seen de­liv­er­ing re­peated strikes to the face and neck of Miss Ri­ley. The ev­i­dence is Megan pulled a knife, pos­si­bly a penknife, and there were two bursts of stab­bing.’’

In mit­i­ga­tion for Megan, Dan Gaskell said: “She acted out of char­ac­ter this night – a se­ri­ous one-off that is go­ing to have sig­nif­i­cant con­se­quences for her, her part­ner and their child.”

For Jade, Philip Ma­honey said: “The vic­tim is seen shout­ing at Jade Mad­den call­ing her an ugly dyke.”

Sen­tenc­ing Judge Alan Con­rad QC said: “The car­ry­ing of a knives are mat­ters of great con­cern.’’

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