Beccles woman allegedly threw heart-shaped ornament at partner in Valentine’s Day row, court hears

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk man suffered a cut to his arm which needed 13 stitches after his partner threw a heart-shaped ornament at him during a Valentine's Day row, it has been alleged.

Anthony Glover raised his arms as Lynette Wright allegedly threw the ornament in his direction and it smashed causing a deep cut to his left arm, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

The 12cm wound started bleeding heavily and Mr Glover wrapped his arm in a towel before ringing his mother and saying: 'Mum can you help me she's trying to kill me,' said Joanne Eley, prosecuting.

Wright, 38, of Fair Close, Beccles, has denied inflicting grievous bodily harm to Mr Glover on February 14 last year.

She also denies damaging a mobile phone and a tablet belonging to him, on the same date.


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The court heard Wright and Mr Glover met in March 2015.

The couple started living together at Wright's home in Field View Gardens in Beccles in November that year.

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Miss Eley said that prior to Valentine's Day last year Wright had allegedly thrown a glass at a radiator during an argument and on another occasion she had allegedly damaged a television and hit Mr Glover over the head with a picture.

On February 14 last year Wright had allegedly told Mr Glover to leave the house after an argument and started throwing his clothes on to the front lawn.

She had allegedly pushed and pulled Mr Glover down the stairs by his T-shirt causing it to rip and then allegedly picked up a heart-shaped ornament from the fireplace and threw it in his direction.

The ornament smashed and in addition to the large wound on Mr Glover's left arm he also suffered a smaller cut to his right arm, said Miss Eley.

After Mr Glover called his mother she contacted the police.

When officers arrived at the scene one administered first aid to Mr Glover before taking him to hospital where he received further treatment.

After her arrest Wright denied picking up the ornament and throwing it at Mr Glover and said she did not know how the wound was caused.

She claimed Mr Glover had grabbed her wrist and pushed her against a wall during the alleged incident.

The trial continues.

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