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Man knifed by ex’s new boyfriend

PUBLISHED: 17:17 20 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:43 25 August 2010

A MAN was stabbed after he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, a court heard.

A MAN was stabbed after he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, a court heard.

Barrie Katz, 43, desperately tried to calm a situation when Jamie Whyte, 35 and his ex Nicola Cutts arrived at his home in Castlecombe Road, Mottingham.

But he ended up with stab wounds when Ms Cutts alleged that he had assaulted her in the past.

Whyte, of Widdecombe Road, Mottingham, admitted wounding Mr Katz and was jailed for two years at Croydon Crown Court last Friday.

Prosecuting, Philip Jones said Mr. Katz was at his home September 10 last year when there was a surprise knock on his door in the late evening.

He said: "It was his former partner Nicola Cutts and behind him came Whyte.

"They came towards him and he retreated into the kitchen. Whyte had a knife in his hand and said: 'I'm going to cut you up.'

"It was apparent he was under the influence of alcohol and was shouting abuse of various kinds

"He started swinging the knife in the general direction of Mr Katz and Nicola shouted: 'Don't do it'."

Mr Katz attempted to ease matters and suggested they all sit down and have a cigarette and talk about it. He went into the living room and began a normal conversation.

Mr Jones added: "But Nicola began to talk of an earlier incident, to the effect that Mr. Katz had assaulted her.

"This produced more violent behaviour. Whyte lunged forward with the knife."

He was stabbed around the head and received cuts to the scalp and the left side of his face.

He escaped Whyte when two friends called round and he ran out into the communal areas of the flats.

Defending, Kate McCrimmon, said Whyte had been a drug user since the age of 15. He had since managed to give up heroin, but had replaced it with alcohol.

Jailing him, Judge Ruth Downing said: "Miss Cutts played a very considerable part in restraining the situation, until she told of her previous involvement with Whyte.

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