Mother stabbed girlfriend and bit her thigh after she playfully slapped friend’s bottom

Paula Goodwin attacked her girlfriend after a night out when she became jealous

Paula Goodwin, 40, stabbed Clerice McQuade in the legs twice with a kitchen knife before biting her thigh when they got home.

Miss McQuade, who is in her 30s, also had her hearing aid pulled out and was punched in the face before she managed to crawl out into the street in Middleton, Greater Manchester.
 according to metro agency who reports that a neighbour heard her screams and she was taken to hospital to be treated for multiple injuries. Goodwin, a mother-of-two, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause GBH. Goodwin and McQuade had been together for 15 months since Goodwin’s ex boyfriend was locked up for domestic abuse against her.
Prosecutor Nigel Booth said: ‘The victim describes playfully smacking the bottom of someone else in the group. The defendant had seen it and Miss McQuade saw from the defendants face that she wasn’t happy. ‘The violence began on the doorstep of the house where Miss McQuade was challenged by the defendant and was punched in the face. The violence continued into the house where she suffered punches to the head and her hair was pulled.

 A court heard that she had also been the victim of domestic abuse before getting with Clerice McQuade

‘One of the defendants friends returned to the house and managed to pull her away. But when Miss McQuade changed into her pyjamas she was then punched again. ‘The victim is deaf and her hearing aid had been pulled out meaning that she was unaware of the defendant approaching again. ‘One of their friends tried to help but the defendant bit and punched the victim who described feeling two bangs to her legs. She says it felt like a hot tap was running onto them. The defendant had stabbed the victim in the legs multiple times.
Goodwin has been jailed for two years for stabbing her girlfriend twice and then biting her

‘Blood began gushing from her legs so she crawled out of the house to get away from the defendant. Aware she was losing blood she crawled onto the street shouting for help and assistance came from a neighbour who heard a woman screaming. ‘Communication with the victim was difficult but an ambulance was called meaning that Miss McQuade was able to get to hospital The victim suffered a number of bites, bruises and wounds.
‘There was a human bite to the left thigh, laceration in the right thumb, a stab wound to the right calf which ruptured veins, wounds to the left thigh, bruises to the face and arms and bite marks on the arms.’

Judge Maurice Greene told Goodwin: ‘[McQuade] suffered serious injuries and she still has residual problems. ‘This was clearly a sustained attack causing serious injury She had some vulnerability because of her deafness. You also used in effect two weapons, your teeth and a knife.’ Goodwin was also ordered to abide by a restraining order preventing her from making any contact with the victim or her family.

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