A man Anthony Milburn has revealed the scars he suffered when his best mate’s girlfriend slashed his throat because she was jealous of their close friendship.
Jodie Goodwin, 20, narrowly avoided vital arteries in Anthony Milburn’s neck when she attacked him with a knife.
She reacted after her now-ex-boyfriend Andrew said he was going to a house party following a night at the pub together.
She attacked Anthony, 27, with a knife, leaving a 4cm-deep wound around his neck that needed stitches. As she was been sentenced to jail for 27 months she was told she was lucky she was not being sentenced for murder.
Anthony, a roofer and father-of-two, revealed the scar saying:
‘My best mate’s girlfriend could have killed me – all because she was jealous. Me and Andrew were having a good laugh so when I found out a friend was having a house party nearby I said “Let’s go”.Jodie had a face like thunder and hissed “You’re not going with him”.
He went further to state that she stormed into the kitchen and returned seconds later with the knife.
‘After waving the blade towards Andrew she waved it towards me. Then she pounced – it all happened so fast. Her face went pale – my blood was gushing everywhere. The room was hazy and I was taken to hospital where a nurse told me I should have bled to death.My youngest was turn one years old the following week and I might not have lived to see his first birthday.’
Newcastle Crown Court heard all three had been out drinking in February 2016 before they returned to the mother-of-one’s house in Cambois, Northumberland.
The court heard she was ‘jealous of the close friendship he had with her boyfriend’ and had openly voiced her dislike for him in the past.
Speaking after the case, Anthony Milburn said she had been jealous of his friendship with her then-partner, and became angry when he suggested they go to a party. Prosecutor Jessica Slaughter told the court she ‘leaned forward and slashed his neck’.
Goodwin was arrested later that day and initially claimed it had been an accident which happened while she was cutting pizza. The court heard she then falsely claimed Anthony had made sexual advances towards her.
Anthony Milburn, who has been left with a huge scar, said she was jealous of his friendship with her then-partner.
‘I’m very conscious of the scar and I constantly keep it covered up in case people see it,’ he said. ‘I don’t know why Jodie did this to me other than her jealousy because of my close friendship with her boyfriend. My first impression of Jodie wasn’t great. I thought she was a bit gobby but I tried my best to get on with her.‘Every time we went to the pub after work Jodie would be there. I always felt like a third wheel.‘While me and Andrew played pool, she’d complain that he was ignoring her. He said “I think she’s jealous of our friendship – she’ll soon chill out”.