A crack addict who disemboweled his girlfriend has been threatened with a return to prison after breaking a court order by visiting a brothel just days after his release.
Mathew Tippett, from Solihull, slashed open his partner’s abdomen and stabbed her repeatedly after she said she was leaving him. He ignored Danielle Crickett’s pleas for help and told her she would die, leaving her bleeding on a filthy mattress.
Miraculously, she survived for almost 24 hours before Tippett relented, took her to a supermarket car park and called an ambulance.
Tippett, 37, then of Green hill Way, Shirley, was jailed for 12 years after admitting attempted murder following the incident in Solihull in 2004. He was released from prison in September this year and moved to a new home in Derby Street, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside. Tippett was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, restricting him from forming a sexual relationship with any woman without informing police. This means officers can then contact the woman to inform them of his conviction because of their ‘right to know’.
But within days of his release from prison Tippett went to a brothel in Market Street, Newton-le-Willows on September 25 and was arrested by police. Tippett appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today and admitted a single breach of the order.
Waheed Omran-Baber, defending, requested a four-week adjournment so Tippett can be assessed by probation officers before he is sentenced. He said: “The breach itself is not that serious - I say simply because it was consenting adults, there was no violence used and it was a one-off incident at that stage.
“He is not a sex offender per se.”
Tippett spoke only to confirm his personal details and to say he understood the recommendations made in a preliminary report. Judge Brian Cummings, QC, adjourned sentencing until November 30. However, the judge said he was not making Tippett any guarantees about what sentence he will receive. He said: “All options will be open to the sentencing judge and that includes an immediate custodial sentence.”
The judge granted Tippett bail on the condition that he live at Stafford House probation hostel in Croxteth Road, Toxteth and abide by a 11pm to 7am curfew daily. Tippett was 25 at the time of the horrific attack on his ex-girlfriend, who was then 27.
Judge Richard Cole, sentencing at Warwick Crown Court, said: "Your intention, quite obviously, was to kill. Had it not been for the combination of a courageous young woman and the skill of the surgeons, you would have achieved your aim.”
By Neil Docking - The Coventry Telegraph/Dec. 1, 2015
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