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South Cambridgeshire man stabbed his mother in the head with a fork

A 39-year-old man who flew into a rage and stabbed his mother in the head with a fork has been jailed.

Thomas Walsh ran at his mother at her home in Landbeach in October last year, after she took away a speaker so he couldn’t play loud music.

Thomas Walsh Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Thomas Walsh Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

He stabbed her in the head with the fork and pinned her to the floor, demanding she hand over her phone, and only releasing her when she threw it across the room.

She managed to flee to a neighbour’s house and call police, but when officers arrived Walsh had left in a car she had not given him permission to drive.

He was later pulled over and arrested by police in Cambridge after reports he was driving recklessly with a damaged door, a shredded tyre and a dog in the passenger seat.

Walsh, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to two years in prison for assault at Cambridge Crown Court last Thursday (8 February) and banned from driving for three years. He was also handed sentences for other offences including shoplifting, threatening behaviour and dangerous driving, to run concurrent.

PC Alec Cunningham, who investigated, said: “Walsh’s erratic behaviour towards his own mother left her fearing for her life, while his driving could have caused serious injury to himself and other road users.

“He has shown himself to be violent, aggressive and unpredictable and I hope he gets the help he needs while in prison to change his behaviour.”

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