MARCH: Court hears how man lunged towards his pregnant girlfriend with kitchen knife to scare her.
A MAN who lunged towards his pregnant girlfriend with a 12-inch kitchen knife was only trying to scare her, a court heard. After the couple had rowed over money, Daniel Hunter snatched the knife from a drawer, and followed Kim Doward out into the street.
A MAN who lunged towards his pregnant girlfriend with a 12-inch kitchen knife was only trying to scare her, a court heard.
After the couple had rowed over money, Daniel Hunter snatched the knife from a drawer, and followed Kim Doward out into the street.
"He lunged towards her in a stabbing motion. She fell in a bush, the knife missed her by 12-inches," said prosecutor John Nooijen at Wisbech courthouse on Tuesday.
Hunter also told Ms Doward: "I don't know what I am capable of when I am angry, do you want me to use it?"
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When arrested, 25-year-old Hunter denied lunging towards Ms Doward, saying he had tried to scare her, and had an anger problem.
At court, Hunter, of Turnbull Road, March, admitted common assault, and having a kitchen knife with an eight-inch blade in St Peter's Road, March, on September 17.
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"This was an extremely disturbing incident," said prosecutor John Nooijen. "She walked out of the family home after a dispute over money issues; she was five months pregnant with his child."
Hunter put the knife in his jeans pocket, and walked along St Peter's Road, calling her. When she began shouting he got angry, and produced the knife. He later admitted waving it in public.
"The knife was used in threatening and dangerous circumstances," added Mr Nooijen.
Solicitor Martin Newton said Hunter and Ms Doward had been together for more than six years, and Hunter was desperate for them to be reunited.
"He is distraught about what happened, and the impact on the victim," he said. "They had been arguing about finances, Ms Doward had to give up work because of her pregnancy, and their landlord had indicated that he would want to get them out.
"Hunter took the knife out in public, intending to scare her, not intending to assault her."
Hunter was given conditional bail until he is sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court.