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Jail for man who stabbed a microwave with a bread knife in crazed knife attack

A knife man went crazy in the home he shared with a pregnant lover plunging the weapon into items "like a scene from the film The Shining"

Raging Michael Forecast stabbed a microwave door with a bread knife before ripping it off its hinges.

Earlier he threw tea and coffee on the floor, damaged a child's toy and threw a mug at the wall.

Michael Forecast (5572402)
Michael Forecast (5572402)

He would later threaten to kill himself, his girlfriend and her child, Canterbury Crown Court was told.

The 25 year old also cut his victim with a knife after a bust-up in their bedroom, and struck her with a vacuum cleaner pipe during their tempestuous relationship.

Judge James O' Mahony said: "This was like a scene out of The Shining. It must have been very frightening."

In the 1980 psychological horror film which starred Jack Nicholson, the character plunges a knife through a door shouting :"Here’s Johnny."

Forecast of Marshlands in Dymchurch has admitted two common assaults and one of causing actual bodily harm.

Last year he was jailed for 26 weeks for related charges involving the mother of his ex-partner and a friend when he was seen with two knives.

Canterbury Crown Court
Canterbury Crown Court

Forecast suffers from Intermittent Explosive Disorder which results in rages and then memory lapses.

Defence barrister Genevieve Moss said: "He just sees red and then is unable to remember what he did but is apologetic and tearful."

She said he also suffers from ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome, anxiety and depression but is now remorseful.

Prosecutor John Waller said the couple had been in a relationship for nine months and at the time the victim was pregnant with his child.

In January last year the couple argued over washing up and Forecast thumped her several times leaving his victim with a black eye.

"She didn't report it and covered up using make-up," he added.

In April the two were joking in the bedroom when Forecast "just suddenly switched" before urinating into his hand and rubbing it over his victim's hair and face.

He also struck her with a car speaker and picked up a knife and stabbed her in the leg causing a 1cm wound.

Judge James O'Mahony
Judge James O'Mahony

Judge O'Mahony said that after the stabbing Forecast issued "blood-curdling threats" to kill himself, the child and his victim.

He added: “This was very serious domestic violence and the victim of the assaults was pregnant.”

Forecast was jailed for 27 months and banned from going to her home in Tenterden when he is released.

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