A man ended up assaulting his wife after they had been drinking in the kitchen and he became upset when the late-night conversation turned to the subject of his son.
Kevin Frame (56) told his wife, Kathleen: “I love you. I want you to stab me.”
It’s clear from what Mrs Frame says that she doesn’t want to make a formal complaint and does want her husband back.Prosecutor Shelley Wilson
Prosecutor Shelley Wilson said Frame picked up a kitchen knife from a knife block and again asked his wife to stab him, but she replied: “Don’t be silly.”
Frame went outside, saying he was going to smash their wedding rings with a hammer, but then came back inside. His wife was upstairs and Frame began shouting at her, held her by the shoulders and pushed her back, causing her to stumble.
Mrs Wilson told Boston magistrates: “He said the coppers need to come and get me.”
Police arrived at 11.21pm and saw Frame standing outside the front of his house. He had a bottle of alcohol with him, was unsteady on his feet and appeared drunk.
Mrs Wilson said officers saw a knife in Frame’s hand, but he put it down when asked by an officer who warned him he was Taser trained.
Once inside the police vehicle, Frame kicked out at the central console and the doors.
An off duty Cambridgeshire officer assisted the two Lincolnshire officers until Frame was taken away in a custody van.
In interview, Frame accepted it was wrong to have pushed his wife and said his intention was to use the knife on himself.
Mrs Wilson said: “He states that he didn’t threaten the officers with the knife but simply dropped it when asked to do so.
“It’s clear from what Mrs Frame says that she doesn’t want to make a formal complaint and does want her husband back.”
Frame, of Station Road, Tydd Gote, pleaded guilty to common assault and to possessing a kitchen knife with a 9cms blade, both on February 27. He was bailed yesterday (Wednesday) to May 6 for a pre-sentence report.