Woman charged after Stamford stabbing
A 22-year-old woman has been charged with six offences following a stabbing in Stamford on Monday.
Police said Shannon Crumpler, of Sandringham Close, Stamford, had been charged in connection with the incident which took place in the area of Elizabeth Road and left a man with injuries to the leg.
A police spokesman said: “She was charged with wounding with intent; affray; assault occasioning actual bodily harm; threatening a person with a blade/sharply pointed article in a public place; and two counts of possessing a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place.”
Crumpler did not appear in person during a bail hearing yesterday before Judge John Pini QC at Lincoln Crown Court.
She was remanded in to custody and will next appear at Lincoln Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on August 8.
Following the incident, Lincolnshire Police moved to reassure the public that the stabbing was an isolated incident and there was no reason for widespread concern.
Community policing inspector for Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings, Inspector Ian Martin, said that incidents of this nature were “extremely rare” in the town.
He said: “While in close proximity to a local school, this is an isolated incident where the people involved were known to each other, and there is no cause for wider concern.
“Thankfully these incidents in Stamford are extremely rare, and while this has caused minor disruption to other members of the public, gathering evidence is a necessary part of investigations and I apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.”
Police had received a call at around 10am on Monday to reports of a stabbing near Bluecoat Primary School.
Officers were, however, quick to say the incident was in no way related to the school.
“A man had been chased by a woman, and in doing so he had received a non-life threatening injury to his leg from a knife,” said Inspector Martin.
“Officers were in the area swiftly and the suspect was arrested soon
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for the air ambulance confirmed a team had been involved in treating the wounded man.