Paragraphs 14 through 16 read: “Charles Maidstone,
defending, said Ireson had been depressed since the death of her
partner in February, this year.”
“This is a very sad case,” he
“She is on medication. She was also drinking. I
understand she finds it helps her sleep.
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and the antidepressant in the human body.
Mum warned of jail after knifing threat
September 09, 2009
An eight-year-old girl pleaded for
her mum to stop brandishing a knife at her neighbours after the woman threatened
to stab them.
Joanne Ireson wielded the kitchen knife outside her home
in Cardigan Road, East Reading, at about 8pm on Tuesday, June 16.
fracas took place after Ireson’s daughter snuck off to play outside on her own
and she shouted at her to come back.
But Ireson’s concerned neighbours
got “the wrong end of the stick” and called police – causing her to threaten
them with the blade.
At Reading Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, August
25, Ireson – of previously good character – admitted one count of possessing the
eight-inch knife in a public place and one of using violence and/or threatening
behaviour towards neighbour Daniel Thiemert.
prosecuting, explained the emergency services received three phone calls from
concerned people saying a woman was waving a knife about.
She said: “A
neighbour heard a person shouting and screaming. She stated Miss Ireson was
screaming at her children.”
Miss Murphy said at this point Ireson said:
“If you call the police I will stab you.”
She continued: “She [Ireson]
pushed the neighbour and she fell over. She went in the house and came back with
a knife. She said if she could not stab him she would stab herself.
girl [her daughter] said, ‘Will you put the knife down?’
neighbour [Mr Thiemert] also said he heard shouting. He said he saw a glass
object being thrown at the young girl.
“He [Mr Thiemert] said, ‘I am
going to call the police’. She said, ‘Who the f*** are you?’”
point Ireson punched Mr Thiemert and threw a cigarette lighter at him.
Charles Maidstone, defending, said Ireson had been depressed since the
death of her partner in February, this year.
“This is a very sad case,”
“She is on medication. She was also drinking. I understand she
finds it helps her sleep.
“This incident arose from a problem with
disciplining the children.”
He suggested neighbours had got “the wrong
end of the stick” and added Ireson was a caring mum.
Ireson, 36, was
released on unconditional bail to reappear at Reading Magistrates’ Court on
Tuesday, September 15.
District Judge Peter Crabtree said: “I take into
account what has been said about your difficult circum-stances and also that you
are a person of good character and pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.
“Nevertheless, taking a kitchen knife out into the street is a very
He said she ran the risk of a jail