A row over noise in a block of flats left a man stabbed and bleeding from a head wound.
The knife was left sticking out of Arron Campbell’s back after he was stabbed twice on March 17/18 this year, Inverness Sheriff Court heard yesterday.
Sheriff Margaret Neilson was also told that attempts to cauterise the wound and stem the blood flow with another heated blade failed.
In the dock was 49 year old Maureen Mackenzie of Lochalsh Road, Inverness. who at the time lived with her former co-accused, Brian Robertson in a ground floor flat at Diriebught Court in the city.
Mr Robertson’s denial of involvement was accepted by fiscal depute Michelle Molley. Mackenzie admitted assaulting Mr Campbell to his injury by striking him repeatedly with a knife and striking his head with a bottle or similar object.
She told the court that Mr Campbell occupied another address in Diriebught Court and he got involved in an argument over noise with Mackenzie in her flat where a number of people had been drinking.
Ms Molley said that Mr Campbell returned to his own flat only to be followed by Mackenzie who flipped over a coffee table before producing a knife.
“She was shouting at Mr Campbell and screaming at other witnesses. The altercation moved into the stairwell where the sound of smashing glass was overheard.
“He returned to the flat and a knife was observed protruding from his left shoulder blade. There was also blood from a head injury.”
The court heard that attempts were made to stop the bleeding with a t-shirt and then a heated knife blade.
Police and an ambulance were called and Mr Campbell required six external and two internal stitches to the puncture wounds.
Sentence was deferred for a background report until July 4 when defence solicitor Rory Gowans will speak on Mackenzie’s behalf.