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A "mild-mannered" grandfather has been jailed for attacking his wife after learning of her 30-year affair with his best man. Skip related content
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Brian Gibbs has been jailed for four-and-a-half years

Brian Gibbs, 63, pushed wife Catherine, 55, down the stairs and stabbed her in the neck with a pair of hairdressing scissors in a "moment of madness".

Gibbs, of Banstead, Surrey, admitted wounding with intent and was jailed for four-and-a-half years at the Old Bailey.

Mrs Gibbs, a martial arts instructor, had told him two days before the attack that she was leaving him for his former best friend Ron Mynott, who was also married.

His worst fears came true when she revealed they had been seeing each other behind his back on and off for the best part of their 35-year marriage. Mr Mynott had been best man at the wedding in 1973.

Gibbs, a self-employed builder of South Drive, Banstead, at first kept a lid on his emotional turmoil and he and his wife began to make "civilised" arrangements to divide up their home and belongings.

But at around 6am on November 12 last year, after letting the dog out and making his wife a cup of tea, he finally snapped and attacked her.

Judge Peter Thornton told Gibbs: "This attack, however inexplicable in its ferocity, did have an explanation.

"Your anger and your jealousy at her infidelity and your fear of losing her no doubt caused acute stress for you and led you to committing this offence. You are normally a quiet, non-violent, hard-working family man. This is a sad case and you acted completely out of character."

The court was told a divorce is imminent.

The bits that stand out in this messy case are highlighted above :D

Letting the dog out, which was that, the four legged variety or the legless one shaped as a sausage supported from the lower regions?
To be told your mrs has been an unfaithful wh0re for 35 years......It's going to smart abit.

Besides she must must be a sh1t martial arts instructor :) maybe she only does "how to defend yourself against a man... holding a banana".

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