A 34-YEAR-OLD woman stabbed her boyfriend with a knife in a drunken row over who had eaten most chips.

Blackburn magistrates heard the man suffered a wound to his shoulder after being stabbed with the kitchen knife by Dianne Margaret Clayton.

Clayton, of Limbrick, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to assaulting Simon Hill causing him actual bodily harm.

She was remanded on bail until January 4 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.


Andrea Fawcett, prosecuting, said on the night of the incident both parties and other witnesses had been drinking.

“The catalyst for this incident appears to be who had eaten more of the chips than the other person,” said Mrs Fawcett.

“The aggrieved refused to make a statement but it appears that during the row she has picked up a kitchen knife.”

Mrs Fawcett said Clayton held the knife against Mr Hill while shouting at him and then poked him with it.

“Given that a knife was involved the injury is far less serious that it could have been,” said Mrs Fawcett.

“She has no previous convictions but has a recent caution for possession of a bladed instrument.”

Richard Prew, defending, said his client could remember little about the incident.

“She has some injuries herself which she can’t explain,” said Mr Prew.