Really, it should have been a Defensive Gun Use but this occurred in the hoplophobic UK, and guns as a viable self-defense tool in England are so far off the radar at this point that it isn’t even worth discussing. The connection to knives comes in the fact that the heroine of our story stabbed her attacker with the only thing at her disposal, her keys. That and bit him and basically beat the living crap out of him in the process.
“Johnathon Holmes, 35, had followed the young female victim for over a mile before launching his horrendous assault, a court heard.
As he climbed on top of her and pushed his tongue into the woman’s mouth he said: “You’re going to enjoy this”
But the young woman had realised she was being followed in Sheffield city centre and courageously fought off Holmes.
She punched him several times in the stomach, bit his tongue and used her keys as a weapon to stab him in the neck.
Holmes fled the scene near Nuffield Gym on Cemetery Road in the early hours of November 1, Sheffield Crown Court heard.
He was further injured jumping over railings.
Police were able to track him down in just a few hours, the court heard.
The laws against assault and rape failed to deter Mr. Holmes. He was seen stalking women all day on CCTV footage. As we have discussed ad infinitum , knife laws do not deter any criminal thug from carrying a knife in Britain and assaulting someone on the street (though there is no indication that Holmes had a knife in this case). If the law-abiding heroine of our story had not been as physically adept, things could have ended much differently for her. To deny anyone the tools with which to defend themselves is morally reprehensible when the police may be be three hours away.