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Teen stabbed gran with fork and left it embedded in her hand in horror attack


A brutal grandson left his gran with a fork deeply embedded in her hand after stabbing her during a dinnertime conflict.

Conna Hardy, 19, had a history of abusing his gran, calling her a “slave b***h” and throwing a plate at her the day before the horror attack.

As Hardy and other family members were enjoying dinner at the victim’s home in Whitley Bay, he took a piece of food out of his mouth and proceeded to place it on his teenage sister’s plate, reports Chronicle Live.

His gran put it back on his plate, Hardy put it back on his sister’s plate before a row broke out.

Newcastle Crown Court heard how the teen then made a conscious effort to stab his gran in the palm with a fork before he eventually succeeded.

As the 19-year-old was locked up, his victim outlined how she has been left terrified by the attack.

She said in a statement read to the court: “The physical injuries I sustained have left scarring and cause discomfort due to cramp.

“Mentally the attack has caused me considerable distress. I suffer nightmares and have trouble sleeping.

“I want no further contact with Conna Hardy despite him being my grandson.

“I’m genuinely scared if I see him again, he will physically attack me and cause me serious injury.”

The court heard Hardy was living with his gran, who was also being visited by his young sister in February.

Nick Lane, prosecuting, said: “The complainant had a difficult relationship with the defendant, he was frequently abusive towards her.

“The day before this, he walked into the kitchen when she was washing dishes and threw a plate towards her and said ‘wash that you f****** slave b****.”

The following day they were having dinner when he took food from his mouth and put it on his sister’s plate.

Mr Lane said: “His gran removed it and put it on the defendant’s plate but he put it back.”

Hardy told his gran: “Don’t do that again or I will stab you” and threw a bone at her.

The court heard he then made several attempts to stick his fork in her palm, which he eventually succeeded in doing.

He then said: “I told you not to push me too far.”

The victim was left with the fork “deeply embedded” in her left hand and was taken to hospital, where it was removed by medics.

Hardy told police she had fallen and landed on the fork.

However the 19-year-old, of Cliffe Court, Whitley Bay, pleaded guilty to wounding.

Recorder David Brooke QC locked him up for 15 months and imposed an indefinite restraining order.

Mark Harrison, defending, said: “He accepts responsibility for causing the injury.

“He doesn’t seek to undermine his grandmother’s fear or anxiety.

“He has been in custody for 201 days and during that time his presentation and mental health has improved significantly.”

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