Knife-wielding girlfriend thrown naked from lover’s bedroom and fined £100 in damages
A knife-wielding girlfriend who was thrown naked from her lover’s bedroom at 4am after a dispute over bed space has been fined £100 for damaging his door.
Naomi Pickwick, 32, was arrested after banging on her boyfriend Dominic Barbour’s bedroom door with two kitchen knives as she stood shirtless outside in the communal hallway of his home.
Police were called to the Warrington, Cheshire, property after Mr Barbour, a chef at the restaurant, unlocked the door to let Pickwick back in – only to accidentally injure himself trying to snatch the bread knives from her.
She managed to get dressed before escaping, but was apprehended as she ran barefoot back to her home.
Naomi Pickwick, 32, has been ordered to pay her boyfriend Dominic Barbour £100 in compensation after she damaged his bedroom door with two kitchen knives
The violent altercation with Dominic Barbour (pictured) happened on October 22 last year after the couple, who had been in a relationship for 20 months, drank gin and tonics at home
Miss Pickwick of Warrington, Cheshire, later claimed that she was often woken up by her boyfriend at night as he rolled over her with his arms and body.
At Warrington Magistrates’ Court, Miss Pickwick was found guilty after a trial of criminally damaging the door and was also fined £200 in costs.
A judge accused Barbour of being “abusive” but said Pickwick also “played her part”.
The violent blast happened on October 22 last year after the couple, who had been in a relationship for 20 months, drank gin and tonic at home.
Miss Pickwick pictured outside Warrington Magistrates’ Court, Cheshire
Mr Barbour told the hearing: “We watched TV and then went to bed but Naomi wasn’t happy with the seat I took.
“It was about 4 in the morning. She argued and said I had too much bed.
“After that I was kicked, pushed, yelled at, verbally abused and had my hair pulled.
“I tried to escort her out of the room. It is a shared apartment and there are eight other tenants.
“She was undressed but I kicked her out of the room because she was aggressive and I locked the door.
“I had no idea what she was going to do, but I didn’t want someone aggressive in my bedroom.”
He said he heard a “very loud knock” on his door and saw Miss Pickwick standing there with “two bread knives in her hands”.
Mr Barbour pictured outside Warrington Magistrates’ Court, Cheshire,
Mr Barbour added: “Her arms were raised and the knives were in her hands and there were many dents on the door.
“I tried to take the knives from her and then I called the police. Naomi wasn’t very happy about this and started pulling my hair, hitting me and ripping my t-shirt.
“Then she got her clothes and fled the scene. She also grabbed the TV with both hands as she left the room and threw it on the floor.”
He said: “There’s always been an issue with who takes more of the bed. I never hit her. All I did was throw her out of the room.
“I was just hoping she would go away, so I locked the door. I just thought she should go.’
Miss Pickwick said in her evidence that she was often awakened by Mr Barbour as he rolled onto her with his arms and body at night and said he also awakened her on the night of the incident.
She told the court: “I told him before, ‘Be careful when you’re in bed, you’ll crush me in bed. That night we watched a horror movie before we went to sleep.
“But he woke me up because he was rolling around. I said ‘stop that’ and fell asleep again and he woke me up.
‘I said what are you doing?’ and he started getting mad at me.’ He shook me He said something like “You’re kidding”.
“The TV was still on. I was pretty confused. We didn’t really argue. It was physical, he was trying to get me out of bed.
“The TV got damaged. He kept trying to drag me out of the room, so I grabbed the closet door. That was the only thing keeping me from getting kicked out of the room.’
She said Mr. Barbour got “rage type rage” and that he dragged her out of the bedroom and threw her.
Miss Pickwick added: “He must have grabbed my waist because my arms were on the wardrobe. He pulled and pulled me. I peed off the closet and he picked me up and threw me out.’
She said she was “upset, surprised and shocked” to find herself on the landing, but has no recollection of going to the kitchen to get the knives.
When asked why she had the knives, she said, “I went back to the room to get my things. I wasn’t sure what he would do next. It shouldn’t attack him, it should scare him off. I wanted to get my things and leave.
“I remember he was pretty quiet when I walked back into the room. I took my clothes and left. I only have a few clothes, just a t-shirt and pants. I didn’t get my shoes. I didn’t want us to fight or anything, but then he called the police.
“It’s a 15 minute walk to my house. I was barefoot. The police were already there when I got there. I never got to my front door.”
Pickwick had previously been convicted of assaulting police and assaulting her mother.
She was convicted of damaging the door but acquitted of assault and damaging the television.
District Judge Jack McGarva told her: “This is a very unusual case. Dominic Barbour has presented evidence that he took them outside into the common hallway of the house which would have been full of men – it is reasonable to assume men lived there.
“You were thrown out naked in the middle of the night. This is pretty abusive stuff for everyone, and they have no real explanation for it.
“He hadn’t even thought about it, which shows something about his state of mind during this incident.”
He added: “You are at high risk of being jailed because you have problems with domestic relationships when you’re drunk and problems when you’re angry. Something has to change.
“But you’re a relatively young woman and you probably have other relationships in your life. This was an extraordinary incident as far as one can imagine.
“You were thrown out of your room onto the landing of a communal house and as a human I must feel some sympathy for you.
“It doesn’t justify you actually getting drunk and picking up the knives, but I’m human and given the circumstances of this incident, being thrown naked onto the landing, I think there’s a reasonable chance you’ll be rehabilitated .
“He also has his part to play, but I think you should. I don’t think anyone covered themselves in glory with that.
“It is unthinkable to do such a thing to a young lady. All in all, it’s a horrific incident — very good publicity against drinking.”
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