Man stabbed with potato peeler in row between neighbours in Preston

Posted on - 28th January, 2021 - 4:43pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Elona Green
Elona Green

A man was stabbed in the neck with a potato peeler during a row between neighbours at a block of flats in Preston.


David Crossett was left with a 2cm puncture wound following the attack by Elona Green, 38.

Preston Crown Court heard Green and her partner were involved in an argument with Mr Crossett and two other men, who lived at the flats in Lancaster Road, on September 12, 2019.

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During the row, Green went into a neighbour’s flat and stabbed Mr Crossett to the back of his neck with the kitchen implement.

Mr Crossett said he thought he saw the potato peeler but could not be sure as “everything was so quick and there were arms everywhere.”

He said he knew he had been stabbed as it had happened to him before.

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In the aftermath of the stabbing, Green and her partner were subjected to “a full-on violent attack” in which they themselves suffered injuries, the court heard.

Green pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) and appeared at Preston Crown Court to be sentenced.

The court heard she has a lengthy criminal. Record but has stayed out of trouble since she was sent to prison for burglary in 2016.

She has addressed her drug problems and has moved to a new address since the trouble in September 2019.

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Judge David Potter, sentencing, said: “There had been an argument between you, your partner, Mr Crosset and another man.

“Those two men went back to their flat and continued the argument. During the course of that, you were clearly seen on CCTVto come into the corridor with a potato peeler, which you then used to stab twice the back of one of the men. 

“That was Mr. Crossett. He felt immediately the pain in his back and discovered he had in fact sustained a wound with the potato peeler.

“What is clear from the CCTV I have seen is that both you and your partner were then subject to a very violent assault in which you and your partner were struck repeatedly – and I am satisfied you were kicked on the ground.

“You were to sustain substantial injuries yourself, in excess of the injury that was occasioned to Mr Crossett.

“He needed two stitches to close the small wound inflicted by that implement.”

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The judge said Green had made significant progress since her release from her two year prison sentence but was not in good health physically or mentally.

He handed her a nine month sentence suspended for 18 months with 35 days rehabilitation activity requirements, warning her if she commits any further offences she risks being sent to prison.

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