A man has been jailed for two years for wounding his ex-partner with a knife while he was trying to peel vegetables on his crutches.

Akash Akeel was preparing a meal when he “motioned towards” the woman and recklessly caught her on the arm with the blade, Bradford Crown Court hear yesterday.

Akeel, 24, of Heaton, Bradford, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and criminal damage at his victim’s home on April 22.

Prosecutor James Lake said that the woman rang her mother and told her that Akeel was attacking her.

When the police and the ambulance service arrived, the victim had locked Akeel in the house.


She was taken to hospital and treated for a wound to her forearm and bruising, the court was told.

Mr Lake said that Akeel damaged a number of household items in the incident and that a young child was present.

He had multiple offences of battery on his record, all involving the woman, and he had repeatedly breached a restraining order.

Akeel was charged with again breaching the order by being round at her home, but the court was told that she invited him and did not want a trial on the matter.

She was trying to forget about the incident and move on with her life.

Akeel’s barrister, Rebecca Young, said he was young and immature and his relationship with his former partner had been volatile.

He had now accepted that it was finally over.

The court was told that he intended to move away from Bradford.

Before committing the offences, Akeel had relocated to Pontefract and found a new partner, the court heard.

But he had broken his tibia and fibula in an accident that saw him spending weeks in Bradford Royal Infirmary and Leeds General Infirmary.

His former partner had visited him in hospital and he had spent time at her home convalescing after he was discharged.

He had a metal cage on his leg and he was cooking dinner on crutches when he and the woman began arguing.

“He was peeling vegetables and she came towards him while he had the knife and he motioned it towards her and caught her arm,” Miss Young said.

Akeel, who had been remanded in custody, was training to be a barber and wanted to start a new job in a family-owned business.

Judge David Hatton QC said: “There is a history of violence and harassment in defiance of a court restraining order.”

Akeel was then warned that the restraining order was still in place.