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Knife-Wielding Woman Gives Shop Worker A Panic Attack

Wednesday November 20 2013


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A SHOP assistant had a panic attack after a knife-wielding woman threatened a man in a Brampton convenience store.

Anna Poyzer, 33, pulled a knife out of her boot after a car mounted the pavement in front of her on Knollbeck Lane in Brampton.

The male driver began shouting at a man with her and Poyzer joined in the argument, said prosecutor Michael Tooley at Sheffield Crown Court.

As the driver followed the man into the nearby Dil Brothers convenience store, Poyzer was seen to pull a long, silver knife from the side of her boot.

A female witness said she was 'terrified' that Poyzer was about to stab the car driver and it was 'extremely frightening'.

Poyzer jabbed the knife in the direction of the driver inside the shop in front of customers.

Another witness said: "I felt sorry for the mothers and children nearby having to witness the scene."

All three involved in the incident at 4.30pm on June 25 had gone outside the shop when police arrived.

Staff at the Snack Stop cafe next door were forced to lock their doors to protect their customers until the situation had calmed down.

Poyzer, of Bellbrooke Avenue, Darfield, admitted possessing a bladed article and affray.

She is a mother of three children aged four, six and 13 and is separated from her boyfriend and lives on benefits.

She was said to have 'health problems' but they were not disclosed in court.

Recorder Kate Tulk said after reading psychiatric and probation reports she had been persuaded not to jail Poyzer.

Poyzer was given a 12-month community order with superivison and mental health requirements and she also has to attend a Together Women Project.

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Reply Posted by Reader on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 10:30
Polish Iis she

Reply Posted by hmm on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 21:29
No, she's born and raised in Barnsley to English parents (with no Polish heritage at all)

Reply Posted by hmmmmmmm on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 21:47
typical English heritage surname..(I don't think so)she is polish,kurd,gypsy and Jamaican..

Reply Posted by Lauren on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 10:34
How observant of you.

Reply Posted by NWA on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 10:40
Straight Outta BRAMPTON !!

Reply Posted by fact on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 10:51
No, she isn't Polish.

Reply Posted by me on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 11:51
dunt matter where shiz from, ano where she wants purrin. nuthoouse.

Reply Posted by eyup on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 15:31
Why is it stated that she lives off benefits?? what does that have to do with anything? talk about trying to make her look even worse (not that you really could).

Reply Posted by lauren on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 21:13
Think it's ridiculous that shes not got a prison sentence crazy lady

Reply Posted by Cate on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 23:00
What the hell as her being on benefits got to do with it? Getting fed of it now, if she was a working single parent would it be any less shocking?

Reply Posted by hal on Thursday November 21 2013 at 10:46
the ignorance of people who think people with mental health problems should be in prison. prison is for criminals, not for people unfortunate enough to be suffering from mental ill health.

Reply Posted by lauren on Thursday November 21 2013 at 17:02
Banannas she's mentally ill what wa she doin with a knife in her boot in the first place u silly person knifes belong in kitchens not boots of cars I am not ignorant she waved a knife around jabbed the knife at the man so there's 2 laws that she had broken 1 possession of a deadly weapon and 2 threatening behavior and potentially endangering some else's life so she is a criminal u num nugget

Reply Posted by lauren on Thursday November 21 2013 at 17:45
People who don't have mental illness can claim they broke the law becos they suffer mental illness and another thing I certainly would not let her have her 3 children if she had mental illness and waving knives about think ur the ignorant one

Reply Posted by hmm on Friday November 22 2013 at 19:45
You're right people without mental illness can claim they suffer so that they can get away with crimes. It happens all the time. However on this occasion it isn't made up as an excuse. The woman involved had already been assessed as suffering from mental illness before this incident took place

Reply Posted by lauren on Thursday November 21 2013 at 20:50
* to try and get away with the crime which they have committed and because she has broke the law shes a criminal and because she's a criminal. She should be sent to prison like u clearly said criminals go to prison end of

Reply Posted by lauren on Friday November 22 2013 at 20:29
Well she shouldnt be aloud out on the streets then shes a danger to herself and the members of the public