Jail for Haverhill woman who made stab threat when frustrated over lack of mental health support

Georgina Manning, 54, of Connaught Road, Haverhill. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Georgina Manning, 54, of Connaught Road, Haverhill. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk woman who told probation officers she was going to buy a knife and stab someone has been jailed for 16 months.

Georgina Manning was on prison licence when she attended a regular appointment at Bury St Edmunds probation office and produced a razor blade and a nail file from her pockets, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

She put the items on a table and told the probation officer she was frustrated about the lack of support she was getting from the mental health service and had thoughts of harming people, said Michael Crimp, prosecuting.

She had then tried to grab the razor blade and nail file and the probation officer had swiped them off the desk.

Manning then said: “If you don’t give them back I’ll buy a knife and stab someone.”


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Manning, 54, of Connaught Road, Haverhill, admitted threatening behaviour, possessing heroin and having an article with a blade.

Phillip Farr for Manning said his client had a raft of mental health difficulties and described her as “extraordinarily vulnerable”.

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