Mum stabbed husband in jealous rage with help of son – but he forgives her

A man stabbed 22 times by his wife after a suspected affair said "I love her" as she was jailed for more than six years.

Joanne Singleton, 49, accused husband Kevin of having an affair and said it was "pay day" before brutally attacking him in their kitchen.

She was helped by their son Fox, 22, who called 999 and was found playing with a dog in the garden by paramedics, GrimsbyLive reports.

Mr Singleton took to the witness stand during the sentencing hearing and said: "We have been together for 25 years. I thought she was the one I was going to spend my life with. There is an element of forgiveness because of that (how long they've been together) because I love her.

"I can't forget that day but on balance I forgive her."

Sentencing Judge Thackray said: "It is tragic that your family has disintegrated following the attack. It is not less serious because the attack took place at your home but more serious because of the breach of trust involved. This was a sustained attack."

Mrs Singleton of Althorpe, north Lincs, was jailed for six years and eight months after admitting wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Fox Singleton of Scunthorpe pleaded guilty to two counts of assisting an offender and was sentenced to 18 months in jail suspended for two years. He was also ordered to complete 150 hours' unpaid work.

Hull Crown Court on Monday heard she approached her daughter raising concerns that her husband was seeing someone else on September 6 2020.

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He had denied this but she later sent texts saying she "would not be taken for a mug" and it was "pay day", and the next morning attacked her husband of 25 years.

The court heard she got their son Fox to hide the two knives and a blade inside a McDonald's bag to protect his mother.

Prosecuting, David Bradshaw, told the court: "Just before 2pm on September 7, Fox Singleton called an ambulance and told the operator his father was lying on the floor with a head injury and a puncture wound to his back.

"The police were called and when they arrived the complainant was in the conservatory being attended to. Fox Singleton was in the garden, calm, throwing a ball to a dog."

Mrs Singleton told cops she did not know what happened and they noticed Fox had blood on his clothing.

The pair were taken into custody and first treated as witnesses as Mr Singleton was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary.

A letter handed to Judge John Thackray QC from Singleton's daughter told how she is a loving and caring mother and grandmother.

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Charlotte Baines, mitigating, told the court Singleton "feels dreadful" for what she did to her husband and has shown real and genuine remorse. She said Singleton hopes they can be together again.

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