Two women threaten mutual ex with a knife during 'toxic encounter'
Moment two ex girlfriend’s threaten their former lover with a knife as they meet in ‘chance encounter’ outside a hospital before he is stabbed in the chest in brawl
- Two women teamed up against a mutual ex and slashed him with a knife
- By sheer coincidence, the trio bumped into one another at a Gateshead hospital
- An argument ensued after the women checked one another’s mobile phones
- Both women were sentenced to jail terms over the July 2021 knife attack
This is the shocking moment two women threatened their mutual ex with a knife during a ‘toxic encounter’ which ended with him being stabbed in the chest.
Kelly Brock, 45, and Hayley Hickson, 28, were sentenced to jail terms in Newcastle Crown Court today after they lashed out at the unnamed victim on July 23 last year.
The man had attended Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, to treat a dog bite he’d sustained, supported by Brock, his on-and-off girlfriend.
By sheer coincidence, Hickson, who he separated from just two weeks earlier, was receiving treatment at the same hospital at the same time.
CCTV shows the women engaged in a conversation and checking each other’s phones, which appeared to spark the altercation.
This is the shocking moment two women threatened their mutual ex with a knife during a ‘toxic encounter’ which ended with him being stabbed in the chest
Kelly Brock, 45, and Hayley Hickson, 28, were sentenced to jail terms in Newcastle Crown Court today after they lashed out at the unnamed victim on July 23 last year
During the confrontation, the man was slashed on his torso and cut on the hand.
Prosecutor Emma Dowling told the court both women were armed with the same knife, but admitted the victim could not be certain which of the women caused his injuries.
‘The Crown can’t prove beyond reasonable doubt which one caused the injuries,’ she said.
The court heard as a result of the uncertainty over who inflicted the injuries, neither of the women faced any assault charge for causing them.
They both admitted threatening with a bladed article and have now been jailed.
Brock, of Hopedene, Leam Lane, Gateshead, who has no previous convictions, was jailed for ten months.
Hickson, of Lanchester Avenue, Gateshead, who has one previous conviction for battery, was jailed for eight months.
The women were on one side of the wall while the man was on the other, but here Hickson can be seen climbing the barrier
CCTV shows the women engaged in a conversation and checking each other’s phones, which appeared to spark the altercation
Ms Dowling said the trouble flared outside of the hospital A&E department, in the car park area and parts of the altercation were captured on CCTV.
She told the court: ‘The two females are on one side of a wall and the man approached them from the other side.
‘Both females are initially looking at something on a phone.’
The shocking footage shows Brock with a large knife sticking out of the pocket of her denim shorts, which she takes in her hand as she gestures towards the man, while remonstrating with the women.
The man appears to look down toward his chest area, still clutching a bottle.
Ms Dowling added: ‘Ms Brock goes to put her hair up into a ponytail and hands the knife to Ms Hickson, who then brandishes it towards him.’
Rachel Hedworth, defending, said Brock was in a relationship with him some years ago and they had embarked on a new relationship, which had turned ‘problematic’ shortly before the hospital visit.
Neil Jones, defending Hickson, said: ‘It was an unusual, chance encounter following her admission to hospital.
Trouble flared outside of the hospital A&E department, in the car park area and parts of the altercation were captured on CCTV
By sheer coincidence, Hickson, who he separated from just two weeks earlier, was receiving treatment at the same hospital at the same time
The women were both jailed for threatening with a bladed article but neither faced assault charges, as it was not clear who caused the injuries
‘She had been in hospital receiving treatment. She didn’t plan on seeing her former partner.
‘It was a curiously toxic encounter. Ms Hickson had finished her relationship with him about two weeks before the encounter.
‘It was a very, very astonishing coincidence, all three of them together in the car park. It… had potential for disaster. It was a chance encounter, no-one could have staged that.’
Mr Recorder Nathan Adams said Brock produced the knife initially but both women were ‘actively waving it’ towards the victim.
He said Brock had ‘no hesitation in presenting the knife and not only gesturing but lashing out at him’ and Hickson had ‘no hesitation in taking the knife and waving it towards him’.
The judge said both women are capable of rehabilitation, have taken steps to change and are not usually before the courts but added: ‘Knife crime is serious, even carrying a knife in public is serious.’
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