A BLIDWORTH mum threatened her husband with a knife and used it to puncture his car tyre, a court was told.
Tracey Lambert (27), of Lyndhurst Avenue, texted her partner on 10th October asking him to collect his dog from the house. The pair had separated in August after their marriage ran into difficulties.
Prosecutor Neil Hollett said Lambert came out of her property with a knife shouting abuse and threatening to slash her husband’s tyres then proceeded to cut the front nearside tyre of his car.
“She waved the knife and shouted at him so he drove off with a flat tyre to get away,” he told Mansfield magistrates.
Mr Hollett said Lambert made a full and frank admission but became angry when her partner refused to give her the spare set of keys until he had the items he came for.
In mitigation, Beth Lander said Lambert had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.
She said: “It was a difficult separation as they have three children and the defendant has a history of depression. She had asked her husband for the other set of house keys prior to the incident which had antagonised the situation.”
Lambert admitted threatening behaviour and criminal damage. Magistrates adjourned the case until 9th November. The mother-of-three was bailed on the condition she does not contact her husband or visit his address.