Oswaldtwistle man stabbed wife - then literally rubbed salt in wound

Lancashire Telegraph: LOCKED UP Gary Parker LOCKED UP Gary Parker

A THUG plunged a kitchen knife into his wife’s thigh in an attack in their bedroom and then literally rubbed salt in the wound, a court heard.

Gary Parker, 48, who had five previous convictions for violence against the victim, vulnerable Marianne Parker, left her badly bleeding, apologised and ‘inexplicably’ applied the salt.

She was taken to hospital only after she went to a friend's home, upset and badly injured.

Parker has now been jailed for three and a half years.

Burnley Crown Court was told how both the defendant and victim were alcoholics.

Parker's barrister claimed this time there was no prospect of he and his wife being reconciled on his release from prison.

Parker, formerly of Cross Street, Oswaldtwistle, admitted wounding and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Prosecutor Louise Whaites said the relationship had been volatile and they had lived a disorganised life.

On January 9, Mrs Parker was at home when the defendant returned. Both had been drinking and Mrs Parker had been on anti-depressants and medication for anxiety.

Miss Whaites said Parker was agitated, abusive and threw crockery around.

He then punched his wife in the face repeatedly before the pair went to bed.

Parker found a knife, which his wife had put under the pillow for peace of mind, and was angry, the court heard.

They struggled, Parker caught his wife’s temple and then plunged the knife into her thigh.

He later tried to persuade her not to give evidence.

Recorder Anthony Cross, QC, said: “You did what a lot of abusive husbands do, you looked for excuses.

"You were remanded in custody and sought to put pressure on your wife to avoid the consequences of your actions.”

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4:36pm Wed 30 Nov 11

makaveli96 says...

In normal circumstances salt would be good for a wound. It would clear out infection.
In normal circumstances salt would be good for a wound. It would clear out infection. makaveli96

4:57pm Wed 30 Nov 11

'Kean on getting out..! says...

makaveli96 wrote:
In normal circumstances salt would be good for a wound. It would clear out infection.
'In normal circumstances' what could ever justify putting salt in a flesh wound
If your stuck in an unsanitised country
like pakistan or some other third world slum.This is the west we have ointments creams injections doctors nurses and hospitals.How backward do you want to be? no excuse can be given for putting salt in another humans flesh
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: In normal circumstances salt would be good for a wound. It would clear out infection.[/p][/quote]'In normal circumstances' what could ever justify putting salt in a flesh wound If your stuck in an unsanitised country like pakistan or some other third world slum.This is the west we have ointments creams injections doctors nurses and hospitals.How backward do you want to be? no excuse can be given for putting salt in another humans flesh 'Kean on getting out..!

6:22pm Wed 30 Nov 11

NICEONESUNSHINE says...

'Kean on getting out..! wrote:
makaveli96 wrote:
In normal circumstances salt would be good for a wound. It would clear out infection.
'In normal circumstances' what could ever justify putting salt in a flesh wound
If your stuck in an unsanitised country
like pakistan or some other third world slum.This is the west we have ointments creams injections doctors nurses and hospitals.How backward do you want to be? no excuse can be given for putting salt in another humans flesh
Consider yourself 'told' Makaveli!
[quote][p][bold]'Kean on getting out..![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: In normal circumstances salt would be good for a wound. It would clear out infection.[/p][/quote]'In normal circumstances' what could ever justify putting salt in a flesh wound If your stuck in an unsanitised country like pakistan or some other third world slum.This is the west we have ointments creams injections doctors nurses and hospitals.How backward do you want to be? no excuse can be given for putting salt in another humans flesh[/p][/quote]Consider yourself 'told' Makaveli! NICEONESUNSHINE

6:50pm Wed 30 Nov 11

Dave139 says...

Well Mrs Parker you have just over 3 years to loose yourself so this mental case can't find you. Good luck. But visit him first and put some salt in his eyes just to let him know what it feels like.
Well Mrs Parker you have just over 3 years to loose yourself so this mental case can't find you. Good luck. But visit him first and put some salt in his eyes just to let him know what it feels like. Dave139

7:45pm Wed 30 Nov 11

'Kean on getting out..! says...

Dave139 wrote:
Well Mrs Parker you have just over 3 years to loose yourself so this mental case can't find you. Good luck. But visit him first and put some salt in his eyes just to let him know what it feels like.
if you tell everyone to do that we will have a gang of salters on the streets the winter and that would be a first.
[quote][p][bold]Dave139[/bold] wrote: Well Mrs Parker you have just over 3 years to loose yourself so this mental case can't find you. Good luck. But visit him first and put some salt in his eyes just to let him know what it feels like.[/p][/quote]if you tell everyone to do that we will have a gang of salters on the streets the winter and that would be a first. 'Kean on getting out..!

10:41pm Wed 30 Nov 11

Gob says...

He kind of reminds me of my scrotum with a few days worth of growth. My scrotum would know better than to do what he has done though...knob.
He kind of reminds me of my scrotum with a few days worth of growth. My scrotum would know better than to do what he has done though...knob. Gob

11:07pm Wed 30 Nov 11

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

I think they were on "Mr and Mrs" answering questions about their favourite food and so on
I think they were on "Mr and Mrs" answering questions about their favourite food and so on disgusted tunbridge wells

9:39am Thu 1 Dec 11

ossybsting says...

sounds like a fun couple to be with, keeps a knife under the pillow !!
sounds like a fun couple to be with, keeps a knife under the pillow !! ossybsting

9:49am Fri 2 Dec 11

Dave Harwood says...

Some pretty clever people have put comments on here because no way am I bright enough to see any humour in this story.
Some pretty clever people have put comments on here because no way am I bright enough to see any humour in this story. Dave Harwood

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