A jealous woman attacked her ex-girlfriend and then viciously knifed a security officer who arrived to help. Aimee Ellard next lashed out at a police constable who arrested her, describing him as a black b****** and black c****, and screaming: Get that n****** off me! The 26-year-old cried quietly in the dock as she was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison at Liverpool Crown Court.
Ben Jones, prosecuting, said Ellard had lost her temper after believing that her former partner Jessica Edgar-Brown had been unfaithful in their volatile relationship. Ms Edgar-Brown rang 999, informing police that Ellard was on the way to her home on Pembroke Court, Birkenhead, on February 10, before taking off her rings and preparing herself for a fight . Judge Rachel Smith said Ms Edgar-Brown was confident she d got the better of their bust-up, and left the scene, before realising moments later that she d suffered cuts to her right breast and shoulder blade .
Thomas Rose, who worked as a security guard at the supported living accommodation, tried to stop Ellard from following her ex-partner, but she stabbed him to the upper body.
He was rushed to the major trauma ward at Aintree Hospital where it was discovered he d suffered a collapsed lung and had lost a lot of blood. Judge Smith said that the rapid treatment he d received had saved his life. Mr Rose, the court said, needed four pints of blood to be pumped into him following the shock attack.
PC Khalid Mahmood came across Ellard at the hospital while she was lying on the ground, crying in pain . It was at this point she racially abused him and was aggressive towards other medical staff. The constable then arrested her for the attack on Ms Edgar-Brown.
Her barrister, Gareth Bellis, told the court: This was a nasty offence including vile language . She is clear of any alcohol addictions and now is a very different person who attends court today.
She is taking every possible advantage of the courses and help while on remand in Styal Prison.
Mr Rose s injuries meant he was unable to go on a plane or go scuba diving, and now holds his sides when sneezing, coughing or laughing, and feels vulnerable and exposed. In a victim impact statement, he said: I m very wary of certain people and if I see boisterous people it makes me nervous.
Ellard, whose address was listed as Styal Prison, in Cheshire, pleaded guilty to wounding her former partner, racially aggravated harassment of the police officer, and intentionally wounding Mr Rose.
Security links between Britain and the European Union should be secured with a new legal pact, says the Home Secretary. Amber Rudd says current security arrangements including membership of Europol and the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) “will end” after Brexit. But days after Britain was hit by a terrorist attack at Parson’s Green tube station1, the UK is preparing to present proposals for a new treaty to give legal backing to intelligence, law enforcement and criminal justice partnerships post Brexit. Writing in The Sun on Sunday, Amber Rudd praises existing arrangements within the EU as “some of the world’s most sophisticated cross-border systems in the fight against crime”. The Home Secretary makes reference to the success of the EAW and Europol but goes on to say: “When we leave the EU, these current arrangements will end, but our partnership must go on for the security of the UK and the continent.” She adds: “Tomorrow, the Government will publish a paper outlining how we want to achieve this . It will suggest that the fight against crime and terror could be underpinned by a new security treaty between the UK and the EU.
“A new treaty would allow us to maintain and strengthen our current level of cooperation and provide a new legal framework to do this.”
Image: New security treaty proposed following Parsons Green terror bombing
In the past, both the EU and the UK have accused each other of using intelligence services as leverage in negotiations. In March, the Home Secretary stated it was “likely” the UK will leave Europol in the wake of Brexit unless a deal is made. Last month, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier also warned that Britain would be forced to leave Europol and that the EU-UK split would weaken British security and counter-terrorism.
And Theresa May linked failure to strike a trade deal with a reduction of intelligence sharing in her Article 50 letter in March.
She wrote: “In security terms, a failure to reach agreement would mean our cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism would be weakened.”
He set tongues wagging when he stripped off for Channel 4 dating show Naked Attraction. And now Hull security guard Sam1 has caught the attention of Gogglebox viewers. On Friday night’s episode of the show – which films people commenting on the week’s biggest TV shows – the Gogglebox gang settled down to watch Naked Attraction.
And their verdict had viewers cracking up.
Viewer Ellie said: “I love this programme.”
While Gogglebox veteran June was filmed saying: “Oh my God, what’s this?”
Friends Mary and Marina, from Bristol, discussed how their friends watch the show, including Peggy, “who’s 90-odd”. Celebrity comic Alan Carr also joined in on the Twitter action. He was particularly amused by Mary’s reaction when she compared Sam to a “thumb”.
Mary had said: “Oh no, I can’t watch this, it’s demeaning.”
Giles then revealed he had previously watched the programme before his wife again said it was “intrusive”. But when Sam came on screen, she said: “What does he look like, he looks like a thumb.”
When the naked men were revealed, Hull Googlebox-er Jenny wrinkled her nose and said: “Ooh look at that.”
One of the viewers shielded his face and said: “I can’t watch this…we’ve got f****** widescreen as well, what’s going on!”
In the original show, Sam went on a date with psychology student Alesia which ended in a very awkward confrontation. Alesia got the ball rolling by asking Sam to tell her about himself.
He said: I m 31, born and raised in Hull, that s about it really . Not much of a back story. When she asked him what the city is like, he replied: It s just home to me. She tried to get a bit more out of him, saying: When I think of Yorkshire, I think of grass, animals
But Sam simply laughed and replied: There s buildings, brick buildings.
During a break in the date, she told the camera: He s not talking, I m not getting anything from him . I m bored out my head . It s just bland . There s no I dunno.
However, he had a different view, saying: She s smiling, the conversation s flowing, so she s enjoying it hopefully. They moved on to another bar at Alesia s suggestion to try and get a bit more bubbly and she said the change of atmosphere made a difference.
I m warming to him, she told the camera.
And it seems Sam agreed.
Yeah, there s been flirty chat, smiles, winks, that sort of thing, he said . There could be something there, I think. Sam was then seen moving in for a kiss and the couple left the bar. But six weeks later, it seemed it was a different story.
The couple said an awkward hello, before Alesia said: It s just a bit weird isn t it, because we kind of clicked . You kissed me and I ve not heard anything back – I don t know how to take that, to be honest. He responded by saying: I don t know what to reply to that, I kind of went with the flow and then that was it for me, I m afraid.
For me, it s the distance, where we live and it s not gonna work for me so I thought why keep in touch?
Alesia said: Just be polite and say that, seeing as though you do have my number, you could have said it s not gonna work .
We re just not compatible, you know.