A WOMAN has been jailed for seven years for stabbing a male friend in a vodka-fuelled attack in his home.

Jade Proctor, 28, was convicted last month after a trial at Bradford Crown Court of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and sentenced today on a video link to HMP Newhall.

Proctor, 28, of Sutton Crescent, Tyersal, Bradford, was a chronic alcoholic who had been battling a drink problem since she was 17, Judge Richard Mansell QC said.

In 2016, she was jailed for 27 months for stabbing another man three times in a drunken loss of temper. It was her third prison sentence in nine months for attacking her 54-year-old drinking companion.

In the latest offence, committed in her victim’s home on February 18, Proctor got drunk on vodka and stabbed him in the thigh and the back of the head.

Her barrister, Geraldine Kelly, said Proctor had been doing very well until then by abstaining from drink.

She had been alcohol dependant since her teens but was now well thought of by her support workers in the community.

Proctor had also stayed sober while in prison on remand and had obtained a job as a cleaner in the prison.

On her release she would be welcome back in her Sober Living accommodation, Miss Kelly said.

“She doesn’t want to be an alcoholic and she doesn’t want to be violent,” she told the court.

Judge Mansell said Proctor had been undergoing a period of rehabilitation but on February 17, she moved out of her accommodation and “fell off the wagon”.

She had been downing vodka and while she was at a friend’s Bradford flat she became increasingly drunk.

When he asked her to keep the noise down so she wouldn’t disturb the neighbours, Proctor threatened to stab him.

“He laughed it off thinking you weren’t serious,” Judge Mansell said.

But Proctor grabbed a small kitchen knife and while the man was sitting down, she stabbed him twice in the left thigh.

As he leaned forward to grab his wounds, she cut the back of his head with the knife.

“The injuries, mercifully for him and you, were not the most serious,” Judge Mansell said.

But Proctor’s previous convictions were a serious aggravating factor and the offence had been committed while she was in drink.

Judge Mansell made an indefinite restraining order banning Proctor from making contact with her victim or going to his home.