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Wife is knifed by husband.

A husband who stabbed his wife has been jailed. David Jones, 56, plunged a kitchen knife into wife Ann Marie's stomach in a 'bizarre' and apparently motiveless assault after suffering a diabetic attack. Mrs Jones, 43, needed an emergency operation but refused to help police - and then wrote to the judge asking him not to jail her husband.

Jones, of Maes-y-Garn Road, Oakdale, Blackwood, admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and was jailed for 18 months.

Prosecutor Leighton Hughes said the couple were at a neighbour's house party when Jones launched his attack.

He told Cardiff Crown Court: 'Nobody at the party was aware of any animosity or ill-feeling between the couple.

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Peter Heywood, defending, said the couple had been to Mexico to celebrate their silver wedding .
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 8, 2004
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