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Father jailed for party stabbing
Cardiff Crown Court
A judge at Cardiff Crown Court jailed Simon Green for five years
The father of a teenager thrown out of a house party by another parent has been jailed after he stabbed the other man several times.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how victim, Lee Hooley, arrived home at St Georges-Super-Ely, near Cardiff to find five teenagers having a party.

After he "manhandled" them out of the house, he was later attacked by Simon Green, the father of one of the group.

Green, 47, was sentenced to five years after admitting the attack.

The court heard how Mr Hooley had been out with his girlfriend and her parents when they returned to their house to discover a party being hosted by another family member.

Prosecutor Andrew Davies said: "The teenagers were playing loud music and smoking cannabis. They were ordered to leave but were reluctant so Lee Hooley manhandled one of the boys out of the house.

"Three girls including Green's two daughters were also made to leave.

"Outside the house there were shouts and accusations from the girls. One of the daughters said she was going to send someone to sort out Lee Hooley.

"Soon afterwards Rachel Wilcox answered a knock at the door and was met with Green saying: "Is your husband in, love?"

"Green pushed past her and went into the kitchen where he removed a 10-inch kitchen knife from his trousers.

"He raised it over his head and brought it down into the neck of Mr Hooley.

"There were four further blows with the knife until Rachel Wilcox and her mother intervened by placing themselves in front of Mr Hooley."

"Over-protective"

The court heard that Green then stabbed Rachel Wilcox's father Kenneth, 62, in the back twice before he left.

Green later handed himself into police saying: "It's pretty indefensible - I'm 47 years old, I can't go on the run."

Christopher Rees, defending, said: "He was over-protective of his daughters which has led him in to court today. He bitterly regrets his actions."

Father-of-two Green, of Grangetown, Cardiff, admitted wounding with intent and unlawful wounding.

Judge Patrick Curran QC said: "This is a very serious offence - it's lucky there weren't fatal consequences. You armed yourself with a knife and pushed your way into someone's home to stab Mr Hooley. It was terrifying conduct."

Following the sentencing, Kenneth Wilcox said: "I feel he has got away with it. He stabbed me twice in the back.

"We just don't believe in the justice system any more. My wife and I have to move house because we just can't settle in our home anymore. He should have got at least 10 years for what he did to us."

Mr Hooley added: "The sentence is not enough for almost killing two people.

"He'll be out of jail in two years. We have to live with what he did for the rest of our lives."





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