South Wales Echo

Man stabbed partner in row over takeaway

- ROBERT DALLING Reporter rob.dalling@walesonlin­

A MAN stabbed his partner in a row over which pizza takeaway to order food from. Nathaniel Williams got into an argument with his partner of four years, Sophie Farrah, at their home in Adamsdown in Cardiff.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how after entertaini­ng friends on Friday, November 19 last year, Williams and his partner wanted to get some food and an argument erupted over which pizza takeaway to order.

When Sophie turned back to Williams to pour herself a drink, she felt a scratch on her backside, and turned around to see Williams. She felt her backside and then could feel blood on her hand. Williams became hysterical and kept saying “sorry”. She later recalled seeing a knife with blood on it.

He urged her not to go to hospital as he knew that would mean the police would become involved, the court heard.

One of Ms Farrah’s friends later attended the property and upon seeing her condition, took her to hospital, where her wound was cleaned and three stitches were applied. The police became involved and Sophie supplied a statement confirming she had been stabbed by Williams, but did not want to make a complaint or co-operate in any way with the investigat­ion.

Sophie ended the relationsh­ip, and Williams was arrested by police. He was given bail conditions not to contact Ms Farrah or visit her address. But he breached the conditions by contacting her on the phone.

On December 4 last year, Ms Farrah woke up in the middle of the night to see Williams standing at the end of her bed.

He was calm, and had a conversati­on about their daughter. After a long time, he refused to leave the address, so she herself decided to leave to go to her parents’ house. He followed Sophie to her parents’ house, and an argument ensued. Sophie’s mother then called the police who attended and detained Williams.

Pc Ceri Barnes handcuffed him, escorting him to the police vehicle. But while other officers were taking accounts, Williams asked whether he could see his daughter. He then tried to force the handcuffs from his wrists using his knees.

He managed to force the handcuffs off his right hand and lunged forward, connecting with the officer’s face. It brought him out of the police van, and he was then restrained on the floor by the officer.

The 29-year-old, of Tin Street, Adamsdown, in Cardiff, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court to be sentenced for assault occasionin­g actual bodily harm, and assault of an emergency services worker.

Recorder John Philpotts jailed Williams for a year. A restrainin­g order has also been made preventing him from coming into contact with the Ms Farrah for five years.

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