A Tadley woman has received a suspended sentence after giving a guilty plea for assaulting her partner.

Dominique Michelle Woodcock, of Bishopswood Road, had been charged with actual bodily harm on July 28 this year.

The 37-year-old received an eight month prison sentence, suspended for two years. This sentence was reduced from a year due to her guilty plea.

Speaking during sentencing at Winchester Crown Court, Recorder Stead said: “I accept that this is a one off incident with a knife when you were pushed to the limit.”

He said that the sentence recognised that Woodcock was “responding to abuse” and the steps she had taken, which included “obtaining and undergoing” mental health treatment.

“That is to your credit,” he said.

However, he noted that Woodcock had previously appeared in court on 14 occasions, and had been convicted of 24 offences, though there had been a three year gap between the last offence in 2017 and the charge of actual bodily harm.

Though he had suspended the sentence, Recorder Stead: “I do it with some concern over whether you will be able to maintain your good progress.”

“This is an opportunity for you,” he said. “I doubt you’ll get another chance after this.”