first_imgA woman tried to attack a man with a knife after she asked to look around her childhood family home.Handyman Martin Kelly had just let the woman into the house at Hillhead, Castlefin.Mr.Kelly, who was fixing a fireplace, suddenly felt a pulling at his back and found Sylvia Gillespie standing over him with a kitchen knife in her hand. The terrified man managed to get the knife out of Ms Gillespie’s hand and marched her out the door after the incident on October 30th, 2010.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said he could not explain why Gillespie tried to attack Mr Kelly other than it being a mixed-up childhood memory of her early home.“She was drunk at the time and does have a drink problem. She cannot explain why she tried to attack this man with the knife.“Thankfully he was very cool under the circumstances, managed to take the knife off her and basically frog-marched her out the door,” said Mr Gallagher.He added that she has been sober since the attack.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how Gillespie, 53, of Seissaghallison, Castlefin, has previous convictions for assault and being intoxicated.Judge Paul Kelly said he had serious concerns because of the seriousness of the incident.“This is a troubling incident and she has previous for similar offences and that disturbs me. However she is making a genuine effort and I will ask the probation services to look into it,” he said.Inspector David Kelly asked the Judge to order Gillespie not to call to the house of the attack again.He adjourned the case until December 7th for a probation report.EndsWOMAN TRIED TO KNIFE HANDYMAN IN HER CHILDHOOD HOME was last modified: October 5th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img