A mother-of-two from Sutton Bridge who confessed during a 999 call that she had stabbed a woman was jailed for 12 months yesterday.
Elaine Bunn, 46, of Princes Street, was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court, having earlier pleaded guilty to charges of causing actual bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon.
The court heard that Bunn had lashed out in a dispute with the victim, Caroline Wright, over a man they both knew.
She pursued Mrs Wright to a chip shop in nearby Long Sutton, where she stabbed her three times, causing a puncture wound and two grazes.
In a subsequent witness statement, Mrs Wright described the pain caused by the stab wounds as similar to having a tattoo done.
Despite having no memory of the incident, the court was told that Bunn had telephoned the police afterwards and confessed: “I’ve stabbed somebody.”
Mrs Wright’s daughter had earlier received a text message stating that “your mum is dead”.
Meanwhile, Bunn was also heard shouting in the street “I’m going to get her”.
When police searched her home they recovered a ceremonial dagger and two knuckledusters. Seven cannabis plants were also found growing in a locked room.
She later admitted producing a small amount of cannabis for her own use during a police interview, but denied being responsible for the assault.
However, she subsequently admitted assault causing actual bodily harm to Mrs Wright and possessing an offensive weapon on September 14, 2011.
Passing sentence, Judge Michael Heath told Bunn there could be no alternative to prison for stabbing another person in the street.
He told her: “What you did was out of character, but it was serious because it is quite clear there was a degree of premeditation.
“You pursued Caroline Wright, when you alighted from a vehicle you were plainly drunk and had a knife with you.
“You used that knife and stabbed her three times. There were two grazes caused and a puncture wound.”