'Treat her with respect': Judge's warning to thug who stabbed his ex-partner in South Yorkshire

A judge has warned a jealous thug who stabbed his ex-partner that when he is released from custody he must treat her with respect.

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 4:45 pm

Sheffield Crown Court heard how Akos Marton, aged 26, of Sheffield Road, Barnsley, had visited his ex-partner’s home to give money to their daughter for her birthday before he attacked the complainant.

Nick Adlington, prosecuting, said Marton saw on his ex-partner’s Facebook account she had been in contact with another male before he went into the kitchen and returned with a vegetable knife.

Mr Adlington added Marton stabbed her in her right upper arm. She fled from the house, went to her brother’s home and arranged for her cousin to look after her children.

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Sheffield Crown Court, pictured, has heard how a jealous thug received a custodial sentence after he stabbed his ex-partner in her arm. Also pictured is an example of a knife.

During a sentencing hearing on February 4, Judge Michael Slater told Marton: “Jealousy got the better of you and in an altercation with your then former partner you caused her to suffer a puncture wound to her arm.

"Fortunately, she was not very seriously hurt but it must have been a frightening experience for her.”

Marton, who is of previous good character, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm after the incident on August 15, 2020.

The court heard the complainant suffered a wound to her right arm whch needed hospital treatment and she suffered a superficial wound to her right calf.

Vanessa Saxton, defending, said the complainant’s stab wound was superficial and she has indicated she does not want a restraining order.

Ms Saxton also told a previous hearing Marton had been working at a car wash and a takeaway restaurant to support his family.

She said Marton said he is “very, very very sorry”.

Judge Michael Slater confirmed the complainant does not want a restraining order but he told Marton that he is not to assume that she wants to resume their relationship.

He told Marton: “So make sure in any communication with her you treat her with respect and do not let your feelings run away with you like you did last time.”

Judge Slater sentenced Marton to 12 months of custody but because the defendant has been remanded in prison since his arrest he is due to be released.

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