Cult believer cut woman with dagger

Spalding sessions court - infuse
Spalding sessions court - infuse

A judge ordered a psychiatric report on a Sutton Bridge woman because he was worried over her possession of a ceremonial dagger and “cult beliefs”.

Elaine Bunn (46), admitted assaulting Caroline Wright in Sutton Bridge after ringing the police and confessing: “I’ve stabbed somebody.”

Lincoln Crown Court heard Mrs Wright suffered a small puncture wound and two superficial injuries after being struck with two blows from Bunn while she was holding a knife.

The court heard Mrs Wright’s daughter had earlier received a text message stating “your mum is dead.”

Bunn was also heard shouting in the street: “I’m going to get her.”

When police searched Bunn’s home in Princes Street they recovered a ceremonial dagger and two knuckledusters.

Seven cannabis plants were also found growing in a locked room.

During interview Bunn admitted producing a small amount of cannabis for her own use but denied being responsible for the attack on Mrs Wright.

Bunn later pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm to Mrs Wright and possessing an offensive weapon on September 14, 2011.

Jon Dee, prosecuting, said: “The motive if there is any motive is her belief that something was going on between Caroline Wright and her boyfriend.”

The court heard at the time of the attack Bunn was taking a combination of anti-depressants and painkillers.

Judge Sean Morris told Bunn that before passing sentence he would require a psychiatric report to be prepared on her because he was worried about her possession of the knife and hand written notes which disclosed her cult beliefs.

Bunn was granted bail 
until she is sentenced next month but Judge Morris told her: “I want to know everything that is going on in your life.”