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A “cold and calculating” mum has been found guilty of stabbing her boyfriend after police found her cradling his head in a pool of blood.

Dawn Walker, 35, drunkenly attacked partner Damien Taylor with a kitchen knife at a friend’s flat in Bacup, Lancashire.

The mum-of-three then concocted a story of a mysterious assailant to act as a defence, the court heard.

Miss Walker had pleaded not guilty, blaming a nonexistent ‘third man’ for the ‘serious’ stab wounds to Damien Taylor’s hand and back, the Manchester Evening News reports.

But the jury found Miss Walker, of Bacup, guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after a trial.

Miss Walker and Mr Taylor told police at the scene that the assault had been carried out on the flat doorstep by a third person who had fled the scene.PAY-Cavendish-Press-Manchester

Mr Taylor had refused to give evidence at the trial and would not give a statement to police.

On November 5 last year, Mr Taylor and Miss Walker visited the home of friend, Albert White, on Hammerton Street in Bacup.

Mr White told the court that Miss Walker was drunk and had ‘stumbled’ when he opened the front door and was ‘swaying from side to side’.

Soon after Mr White went to bed but around 15 minutes later he heard Miss Walker screaming ‘what the hell’s gone on?’.

Mr Taylor was lying on his front in the entrance to the kitchen with blood ‘seeping through his T-shirt’ ‘gasping for breath’. Mr White said Miss Walker was ‘hysterical’ and told him to call an ambulance.

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Police officers found no blood on the doorstep or in the hallway but recorded a significant amount spattered around the living room and kitchen, and found a knife spattered with traces of blood in the kitchen.

PC Alexander Downham said Miss Walker was ‘quite drunk’ and became ‘verbally aggressive’ to officers.

When Miss Walker was arrested on suspicion of assault, Mr Taylor told police ‘she hasn’t done anything’.

But prosecutor Nigel Booth told the jury: “Dawn Walker caused a wound to Damien Taylor, the breaking of the skin, bleeding, and when she did that she had an intention to cause some really serious bodily harm.

“This defendant was cold and calculating, after what happened she was immediately laying the ground work for a defence.”

Walker was bailed to appear for sentence on March 31.

Former part-time cleaner Walker assaulted four police officers last year alone, provoking fury from the Police Federation.

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Miss Walker, then 34, had been “letting her hair down” on one of her regular weekend booze sessions when she hurled abuse at victim PC Thomas Cock, before headbutting him in the face last year.

Walker, of Bacup, received eight weeks in prison, suspended for a year, admitted police assault and being drunk and disorderly on Manchester Road, Burnley, on July 22.
The outburst came just six weeks after Walker was spared jail for sinking her teeth into a policeman’s face during an incident when she had to be restrained on her car bonnet by several officers.

Walker had told PC Thomas Lord to “f*** off,” after he asked her to give a breath test, refused to get out of her Renault Megane and tried to bite and headbutt the officer.

She has a criminal record of 17 offences going back 16 years, with 10 previous offences of police assault.