Man found in ex’s bed was attacked and threatened with death

Daniel Furmage

Daniel Furmage

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A FATHER-of-two attacked and threatened to kill another man after finding him in his former partner’s bed.

Leroy White and a friend had been to a bar where they met Sammyjoe Pacey, who was out with a friend.

They returned to her home, where they split into two couples.

But later that night she heard banging and shouting at her front door before it burst open.

Daniel Furmage, who was with his current girlfriend, discovered Mr White in Miss Pacey’s bed.

Prosecutor Dawn Hyland told Southampton Crown Court how Furmage repeatedly struck Mr White all over his body as he tried to protect his face and pleaded with him to stop.

The three women pulled him away, but Furmage went into the kitchen where he armed himself with a saucepan to renew his attack.

The women again pulled him away, only for Furmage to again go into the kitchen to equip himself with a 6in bladed knife.

He then leaned over Mr White and tried to stab him, but Mr White wriggled free. Furmage then left, and from outside shouted: ‘Come down here! I’m going to kill you!”

Police, who had been called to the scene, arrested him.

Recorder Peter Towler heard the victim had suffered bruising and swelling.

He had also been bitten on a wrist and his watch had been damaged.

In an impact statement, he told police he had been scared in what was a totally unprovoked attack. I am now very fearful of my safety, knowing what he is capable of.”

The court heard that, at the time, Furmage had two suspended sentences hanging over him – one for assaulting his previous partner and the other for attempting to pervert the course of justice after falsely claiming someone had taken his car.

Furmage, 28, of Deacon Road, Bitterne, Southampton, admitted causing actual bodily harm, possessing the knife as a bladed article and damaging Mr White’s watch.

Jailing him for two years, the judge told Furmage he had behaved disgracefully and must have terrified Mr White.

In mitigation, Jamie Gammon said Furmage and his previous partner had been exchanging test messages earlier that day about seeing his children.

“This was not an incident born out of jealousy,” he said.

“He had not gone there with the intention of assaulting anyone but in the heat of the moment, he lost his temper and used the most unusual of weapons, a saucepan. He cannot recall any efforts to stab him.

“The trigger was going into the bedroom and finding the young man there.”

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12:20pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Huey says...

Keep him locked up until he can control his temper. Goad him on until he doesn't react. Then he is safe to be released.
Keep him locked up until he can control his temper. Goad him on until he doesn't react. Then he is safe to be released. Huey
  • Score: 16

2:56pm Mon 23 Jun 14

4abettersouthampton says...

All sound like a bunch of chav mongs
All sound like a bunch of chav mongs 4abettersouthampton
  • Score: 8

6:27pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Kirsty666 says...

Throw the key away!
Throw the key away! Kirsty666
  • Score: 4

7:15pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Leonaduggan says...

Miss pacey is no Mong !! Nothing but an innocent party to what happened with this pathetic excuse of a man !!
Miss pacey is no Mong !! Nothing but an innocent party to what happened with this pathetic excuse of a man !! Leonaduggan
  • Score: 1

8:33pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Leonaduggan wrote:
Miss pacey is no Mong !! Nothing but an innocent party to what happened with this pathetic excuse of a man !!
You must be new around here. Under the Echo Moron Act, victims are invariably also to blame. Anyone who in any way costs the tax payer money - here, tax payer is taken to mean anyone commenting in the Echo, as nobody else apparently pays any tax other than the feeble-minded dozen or so complete misanthropes that waste their life trawling the Echo for opportunities to put someone else down and feel better about themselves - is by definition scum.
[quote][p][bold]Leonaduggan[/bold] wrote: Miss pacey is no Mong !! Nothing but an innocent party to what happened with this pathetic excuse of a man !![/p][/quote]You must be new around here. Under the Echo Moron Act, victims are invariably also to blame. Anyone who in any way costs the tax payer money - here, tax payer is taken to mean anyone commenting in the Echo, as nobody else apparently pays any tax other than the feeble-minded dozen or so complete misanthropes that waste their life trawling the Echo for opportunities to put someone else down and feel better about themselves - is by definition scum. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 9

8:37pm Mon 23 Jun 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Leonaduggan wrote:
Miss pacey is no Mong !! Nothing but an innocent party to what happened with this pathetic excuse of a man !!
Not what I heard mate
[quote][p][bold]Leonaduggan[/bold] wrote: Miss pacey is no Mong !! Nothing but an innocent party to what happened with this pathetic excuse of a man !![/p][/quote]Not what I heard mate rudolph_hucker
  • Score: -3

10:56pm Mon 23 Jun 14

sass says...

What about the break and enter?
What about the break and enter? sass
  • Score: 2

1:51am Tue 24 Jun 14

AdamSFC says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
Leonaduggan wrote:
Miss pacey is no Mong !! Nothing but an innocent party to what happened with this pathetic excuse of a man !!
You must be new around here. Under the Echo Moron Act, victims are invariably also to blame. Anyone who in any way costs the tax payer money - here, tax payer is taken to mean anyone commenting in the Echo, as nobody else apparently pays any tax other than the feeble-minded dozen or so complete misanthropes that waste their life trawling the Echo for opportunities to put someone else down and feel better about themselves - is by definition scum.
Sums up this site perfectly.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Leonaduggan[/bold] wrote: Miss pacey is no Mong !! Nothing but an innocent party to what happened with this pathetic excuse of a man !![/p][/quote]You must be new around here. Under the Echo Moron Act, victims are invariably also to blame. Anyone who in any way costs the tax payer money - here, tax payer is taken to mean anyone commenting in the Echo, as nobody else apparently pays any tax other than the feeble-minded dozen or so complete misanthropes that waste their life trawling the Echo for opportunities to put someone else down and feel better about themselves - is by definition scum.[/p][/quote]Sums up this site perfectly. AdamSFC
  • Score: 5

5:44am Tue 24 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Charlie Bucket says-meetings in a public house. Casual couplings. The exchange of disease and insect life. All part of my normal world mate and woe betide anyone who disagrees. How wonderful for you to be such a superior being Charlie and to share your pearls with the rest of humanity through these columns you despise so much.
If memory serves Carly Simon wrote and performed a song about you.
Charlie Bucket says-meetings in a public house. Casual couplings. The exchange of disease and insect life. All part of my normal world mate and woe betide anyone who disagrees. How wonderful for you to be such a superior being Charlie and to share your pearls with the rest of humanity through these columns you despise so much. If memory serves Carly Simon wrote and performed a song about you. Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

7:34am Tue 24 Jun 14

Jojo12 says...

Well aren't you lot a judgemental delightful bunch! I myself am sammyjoe and if the echo actually got the story correct it wouldn't sound so bad....Just because leroy was in my bed doesn't automatically mean we had intercourse!!! The bigger picture tells a different story and the truth at that matter.........
Well aren't you lot a judgemental delightful bunch! I myself am sammyjoe and if the echo actually got the story correct it wouldn't sound so bad....Just because leroy was in my bed doesn't automatically mean we had intercourse!!! The bigger picture tells a different story and the truth at that matter......... Jojo12
  • Score: -3

8:59am Tue 24 Jun 14

Hastagger says...

Jojo12 wrote:
Well aren't you lot a judgemental delightful bunch! I myself am sammyjoe and if the echo actually got the story correct it wouldn't sound so bad....Just because leroy was in my bed doesn't automatically mean we had intercourse!!! The bigger picture tells a different story and the truth at that matter.........
Why don't you tell us your side then? I don't think anyone was judging you for having a man in your bed, you are allowed to if you want. #makelovenotwar
[quote][p][bold]Jojo12[/bold] wrote: Well aren't you lot a judgemental delightful bunch! I myself am sammyjoe and if the echo actually got the story correct it wouldn't sound so bad....Just because leroy was in my bed doesn't automatically mean we had intercourse!!! The bigger picture tells a different story and the truth at that matter.........[/p][/quote]Why don't you tell us your side then? I don't think anyone was judging you for having a man in your bed, you are allowed to if you want. #makelovenotwar Hastagger
  • Score: 3

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