Woman accused of stabbing her teenage boyfriend in row over coleslaw

NO PLEAS ... Janine Telfer.
NO PLEAS ... Janine Telfer.

A WOMAN accused of stabbing her teenage partner has been remanded in custody.

Janine Telfer, 41, entered no pleas to a charge of causing actual bodily harm, when she appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

The 17-year-old victim suffered a puncture wound to the chest during an incident at Telfer’s home in Monkton Avenue, South Shields, on Friday.

He was taken to hospital as a result of his injuries.

Paul Anderson, prosecuting, said Telfer had stabbed him with a kitchen knife after a row.

Geoffrey Forrester, defending, said the man had been accidentally hurt when both had knelt down in the kitchen area to pick up a pot of coleslaw which had fallen to the floor while Telfer was making a sandwich.

Mr Anderson said the case should be sent to Newcastle Crown Court, with Telfer remanded in custody until then.

Magistrates agreed and remanded her in custody until an initial hearing at Newcastle Crown Court on August 4.