Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner. Facebook Messenger An icon of the facebook messenger app logo. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Facebook Messenger An icon of the Twitter app logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. WhatsApp Messenger An icon of the Whatsapp messenger app logo. Email An icon of an mail envelope. Copy link A decentered black square over a white square.

Dundee man stabbed partner through arm with kitchen knife

Kevin Simpson left the woman with wounds on both sides of her upper arm.

Johnson appeared at Pert Sheriff Court.
Johnson appeared at Pert Sheriff Court.

A Dundee man sliced through his girlfriend’s arm with a kitchen knife, a court has heard.

Abusive Kevin Simpson has admitted stabbing his then-partner during a row at her home in Pinewood Gardens.

Perth Sheriff Court heard the blade went through the arm and came out the other side.

His victim thought she had been punched, until she looked down and saw her own blood.

Simpson, 42, pled guilty to a domestically-aggravated charge of assaulting his girlfriend to her severe injury on March 21 2021.

He will be sentenced next month at Perth Sheriff Court.

Accused stabbed himself in arm

Fiscal depute Lora Apostalova said Simpson, of Loons Road, had been in an “on-off” relationship with the woman for 18 years but were separated at the time.

“At 9pm on March 20, the complainer’s mother and sister attended for a visit.

“All spent the evening relaxing and chatting.

“At some point during the evening, the accused came in from work. At first, he appeared happy.”

Ms Apostalova said: “Around midnight, an argument ensued between the accused and the complainer.

“He then went into the kitchen and started washing the dishes.

“The complainer and her sister followed him.”

The fiscal depute said: “The accused picked up a black-handled kitchen knife and began repeatedly stabbing himself on the arm.

“This caused blood to spray everywhere.”

Simpson shouted to his partner: “I hate you”.

Turned knife on partner

He followed his girlfriend and sister, spilling blood over the hallway and living room, the prosecutor said.

“Suddenly the accused struck the complainer on the upper left arm.

“She believed he had punched her.

“It wasn’t until she looked down and saw bleeding that she realised the accused had stabbed her.”

She shouted: “He stabbed me.”

Her mother called 999.

“The accused walked out, entered his vehicle and drove away,” said Ms Apostalova.

Minutes later, police turned up at the girlfriend’s house and found her in the living room with a wound on her arm.

Hospital treatment

The fiscal depute said: “Efforts were made to trace the accused and a short time later, Ninewells Hospital contacted police and advised that he had attended and presented himself.”

Simpson was treated for two large self-inflicted incision wounds on his left arm, the court heard.

One injury required surgery.

He was arrested just before 4am and told police: “I didn’t mean to stab her.”

His girlfriend was taken to A&E and examined by doctors.

“She was found to have a one-to-two centimetre incision wound on the dorsal part of her upper left arm, with a one-to-two millimetre exit wound on the other side,” the fiscal depute said.

‘Not in best frame of mind’

Solicitor Billy Somerville, defending, said: “Without trying to minimise what happened, the injuries inflicted on the complainer don’t seem to be extremely serious, given they were closed with only two sutures.

“It was clear that the accused was not in the best frame of mind to say the least.”

Sheriff William Wood deferred sentence until March 29 for background reports.

“I am contented, given the circumstances, that your bail should be continued meantime,” he told Simpson.

  • This story was originally published with a picture of a different person from Dundee called Kevin Simpson. We are happy to point out the person originally pictured was not the Kevin Simpson accused of this crime and sincerely apologise for the mistake.