£50 fine for Chorley mum Tara Fay who injured partner's arm with knife
A woman who slashed her partner’s arm during a row has been given a community order.
Tara Jane Fay, 27, of Rectory Drive, Coppull, Chorley, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault by beating after the disturbance broke out at an address in Chorley on February 24.
The court previously heard the dad suffered a cut to his arm when 27-year-old Fay brandished a knife during an argument.
The bench at Preston Magistrates’ Court imposed a rehabilitation activity requirement, along with a £50 fine, £85 victim surcharge and £85 costs after she was charged with, and admitted, common assault.
No restraining order or compensation was imposed.
Fay was arrested after a third party heard the disturbance and rang police.
It is understood the defendant has mental health issues.
Almost a quarter of Lancashire’s 13,000 domestic violence reports involved male victims in 2017, with only 2,289 coming forward compared to 7,507 women. 3,424 victims did not specify a gender.