A man who tried to slash his ex-partner with a kitchen knife has been jailed.
Martin Yarrow, 56 of Harrow Drive, Skegness appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday, 7 July where he was sentenced to four years in prison and handed a 10-year restraining order.
On Monday, 28 November 2022, we received a 999 call at 7.46pm alerting us to an incident in the town's Albany Road.
The victim, a woman in her 50s, reported that Yarrow forced his way through a door and attempted to stab her with a knife he’d hidden behind his back.
Thankfully, she only sustained minor injuries during the ordeal.
Yarrow left the scene and was arrested by officers two hours later. He was subsequently charged with attempted murder and possession of a knife.
He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Lincoln Crown Court to causing grievous bodily harm.
Support for Domestic Abuse
If you or your children are in immediate danger you should always call 999. If it is not safe to speak use the ‘silent solution.’ Press 55 when prompted and this will tell us that you need us.
You can also access help from specialist domestic abuse services:
- Lincolnshire's Domestic Abuse Specialist Service (LDASS) helping all women, men and children experiencing domestic abuse.
- The National Domestic Violence Helpline is a 24hr Freephone available on 0808 2000 247 operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- SafeLives offer advice for victims and professionals.
- Galop – the national LGBT+ anti-violence charity are available on 0800 999 5428.
If you are a child or young person and domestic abuse is happening in your home or relationship, tell someone you trust, like a teacher. You can also call Childline on 0800 1111.
The Men's Advice Line is for male victims of domestic abuse and can be reached on 0808 8010327.
Safe spaces are available in UK pharmacies including Boots, Superdrug, Morrisons and many independent pharmacies. Go to the healthcare counter and ask to use the safe space where you can access support.
If you are worried about your own behaviour
There is no excuse for abuse. If you are abusive, get help. Call the Respect helpline on 0808 802 4040 or use webchat on the Respect website.