Jaywick: Man guilty of stabbing woman
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Work by our officers has secured justice for a woman was stabbed by a man who had accused her of stealing from him.
Keith Palfreman attacked the victim, who is in her 50s, at an address in Talbot Avenue, Jaywick at around 7pm on Saturday 26 September last year.
He had threatened her over the phone, accusing her of stealing from him the previous day.
Palfreman, 43, of Langham Drive, Clacton, forced the woman to the floor, attacking her with a knife, leaving her with wounds to her arms.
He then left, leaving his victim needing hospital treatment.
Palfreman was arrested the following day and later charged with GBH with intent.
He denied the charge but following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court was found guilty on 23 September.
He is due to be sentenced at the same court on 4 November.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Jamie Richmond, from Clacton CID, said:
“Keith Palfreman subjected the woman to a terrifying ordeal leaving her in a really serious condition.
“He was readily prepared to use violence and showed little remorse for his victim.
“He now faces a significant amount of time behind bars.”