A man from Maidenhead has been jailed after threatening his wife with a blade - which the woman took off him and threw out of a window.

At Reading Crown Court today (March 7), Amer Quershi, 44, pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful wounding.

He was jailed for two years and three months, in relation to a terrifying domestic incident which occurred in the early hours of August 7, 2023.

Qureshi, who had been drinking, woke his wife up. He began hurling abuse at her - before producing a knife.

Prosecuting barrister James Lofthouse said that Qureshi waved the knife around.

As his wife struggled to get away from him, she was struck by the blade - inflicting what Judge Rachel Drake described as a "nasty" wound.

The judge described Qureshi's use of a weapon as the most serious dimension of the case.

She said: "I accept, by virtue of your plea, that you didn't intend to cause her really serious harm, but that you were lashing out, and that's what caused the nasty wound to her body."

Ultimately, the victim was able to get the blade away from Qureshi.

Mr Lofthouse said: "She managed to get the knife out of his hand and throw it out of the bedroom window."

Qureshi fled the scene, only handing himself in to the police four days later.

Defence barrister Tamasin Graham said that Qureshi made no attempt to prevent his wife from escaping. She remarked that Qureshi's statements since the incident had shown considerable concern for his wife.

Mrs Graham said of the defendant: "He's very aware of the impact of his actions on those around him."

In addition to the prison sentence, Qureshi has been ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £228.