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Convicted sex attacker knifed his partner in the throat five times

A convicted Cambridge sex attacker knifed his partner in the throat five times just six months after..

By admin , in Cambridge , at February 27, 2018

A convicted Cambridge sex attacker knifed his partner in the throat five times just six months after he was let out of jail.

Chesney Christie, 30, of Montreal Square, off Mill Road in Cambridge, handed himself in to police on July 29 last year (2017) after stabbing his partner multiple times.

The court heard Christie and his partner, a woman in her 30s, had been at his home and drinking alcohol when they started talking about Christie’s criminal past.

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Christie told the victim he was in prison for a serious assault, to which she then asked him if he was on the sex offenders register.

Chesney Christie

He admitted he was, but became agitated and left the room and returned with a kitchen knife and lunged towards the victim, stabbing her five times and knocking her to the ground.

Christie then dropped the knife but continued to assault the victim, punching her several times to the face.

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After being disturbed by another occupant of the house, Christie fled the scene, but later handed himself in at Parkside police station in Cambridge.

On January 15 at Cambridge Crown Court he pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and yesterday (Monday, February 26) was jailed for three years and seven months at The Old Bailey in London by Judge David Farrell.

History of violence

At the time of the incident Christie was on licence after being released from prison just seven months before, after serving an indeterminate sentence for sexual assault and robbery of a woman in Cambridge in 2007.

He sat in a bar for a while before following the woman into the ladies' toilets and attacked her by wrapping a shoelace around her neck. Claiming that he had a knife, he pushed her into a toilet cubicle and sexually assaulted her.

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His victim managed to fight off the attacker and ran out of the toilets, screaming. In her panic, she left her handbag behind, which Christie stole.

Speaking at the sentencing, Judge Gareth Hawkesworth said that the ordeal was "perceived by the victim as attempted rape".

Christie has a long criminal history which includes burglary, theft and handling stolen goods.

In 2006 Christie was arrested on East Road after chasing a man down the street with a knife.

Due to the previous conviction, Christie was recalled to prison and will continue to serve his indeterminate sentence.

Sentencing, Judge Farrell said Christie was a “real danger to women” and continued to pose a significant threat to them.

The officer in the case, Detective Constable Kevin Sutcliffe, said: “The victim enquired with Christie about his criminal history, which led to an unprovoked and frenzied attack leaving her with five stab wounds and injuries to her face.

“Christie will again be behind bars for a considerable amount of time, during which he will no longer be a threat to women.”

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