Husband talked down from roof of Swan Centre in Eastleigh after armed confrontation with wife

The Swan Centre in Eastleigh

The Swan Centre in Eastleigh

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Court Reporter

A COMPANY boss had to be talked away from the edge of a roof at a Hampshire shopping centre after an armed confrontation with his estranged wife, a court heard.

Christopher Winbourne, 44, arranged to meet his wife, Joanne, in a coffee shop to discuss their relationship, which had foundered after 17 years.

Initially they sat by the till, where she felt safe, but then he moved and she followed him, making it clear she no longer wanted to be with him and was seeking a divorce.

Prosecutor Anthony Bailey said Winbourne, managing director of Formation Freight Services, jumped up and grabbed her by the arm.

Looking over his shoulder, she realised he had a knife which he held against her arm and inflicted a small cut.

He then walked off as she shouted for help from staff and shoppers as she warned he had a knife.

The court heard how Winbourne then walked up to the roof of the shop at Eastleigh’s Swan Centre, where he was found by police who had been called in.

Mr Bailey told Southampton Crown Court: “They told him to drop the knife which he did and they eventually talked him away from the edge of the parapet and he was arrested.”

Winbourne, of Lower St Helens Road, Hedge End, admitted possessing an offensive weapon and assault by beating.

He received a 12-month suspended sentence with 18 months’ supervision and he cannot contact Joanne for five years except through solicitors.

He was ordered to pay £600 in costs and a surcharge fee.

David Storry, defending, described Winbourne as being “a troubled man”.

He added: “He knows what he did was immeasurably wrong.”

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9:20am Sat 9 Aug 14

Block41row0sfc says...

Poor bloke hope he finds someone soon that will look after him. She sounds like a right nasty bit of work.
Poor bloke hope he finds someone soon that will look after him. She sounds like a right nasty bit of work. Block41row0sfc
  • Score: -6

10:05am Sat 9 Aug 14

BeyondImagination says...

Block41row0sfc wrote:
Poor bloke hope he finds someone soon that will look after him. She sounds like a right nasty bit of work.
I can't see anything in this report that says anything about what the woman is like.
[quote][p][bold]Block41row0sfc[/bold] wrote: Poor bloke hope he finds someone soon that will look after him. She sounds like a right nasty bit of work.[/p][/quote]I can't see anything in this report that says anything about what the woman is like. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 11

10:20am Sat 9 Aug 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort?
Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis
m for the sake of it.
Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort? Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis m for the sake of it. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 12

10:45am Sat 9 Aug 14

andysaints007 says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort?
Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis

m for the sake of it.
Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort? Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis m for the sake of it.[/p][/quote]Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual. andysaints007
  • Score: -20

11:03am Sat 9 Aug 14

espanuel says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort?
Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis


m for the sake of it.
Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.
He is making a statement of FACT. And I thought the same thing.
Your action if anything is quite boring.
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort? Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis m for the sake of it.[/p][/quote]Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.[/p][/quote]He is making a statement of FACT. And I thought the same thing. Your action if anything is quite boring. espanuel
  • Score: 14

11:15am Sat 9 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort?
Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis


m for the sake of it.
Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.
Who would you moan at then Andy?
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort? Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis m for the sake of it.[/p][/quote]Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.[/p][/quote]Who would you moan at then Andy? Zexagon
  • Score: 14

11:35am Sat 9 Aug 14

andysaints007 says...

espanuel wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort?
Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis



m for the sake of it.
Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.
He is making a statement of FACT. And I thought the same thing.
Your action if anything is quite boring.
If you don't like it then lump it you couple of saddos
[quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort? Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis m for the sake of it.[/p][/quote]Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.[/p][/quote]He is making a statement of FACT. And I thought the same thing. Your action if anything is quite boring.[/p][/quote]If you don't like it then lump it you couple of saddos andysaints007
  • Score: -10

11:35am Sat 9 Aug 14

andysaints007 says...

Zexagon wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort?
Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis



m for the sake of it.
Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.
Who would you moan at then Andy?
If it was affecting me that much then I wouldn't come on here - simple
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort? Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis m for the sake of it.[/p][/quote]Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.[/p][/quote]Who would you moan at then Andy?[/p][/quote]If it was affecting me that much then I wouldn't come on here - simple andysaints007
  • Score: -14

11:50am Sat 9 Aug 14

Positively4thStreet says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort?
Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis


m for the sake of it.
Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.
Ditto..;0)
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort? Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis m for the sake of it.[/p][/quote]Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.[/p][/quote]Ditto..;0) Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 6

2:57pm Sat 9 Aug 14

reedhunter1 says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort?
Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis

m for the sake of it.
Same old echo crap Ian Murry the editor is a chop!!
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort? Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis m for the sake of it.[/p][/quote]Same old echo crap Ian Murry the editor is a chop!! reedhunter1
  • Score: 4

3:51pm Sat 9 Aug 14

solomum says...

Block41row0sfc wrote:
Poor bloke hope he finds someone soon that will look after him. She sounds like a right nasty bit of work.
Poor Woman. Hope she finds someone soon who is man enough not to pull a knife on her.
[quote][p][bold]Block41row0sfc[/bold] wrote: Poor bloke hope he finds someone soon that will look after him. She sounds like a right nasty bit of work.[/p][/quote]Poor Woman. Hope she finds someone soon who is man enough not to pull a knife on her. solomum
  • Score: 10

7:09pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Mr-La-De-Da-Gunner-Graham says...

reedhunter1 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort?
Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis


m for the sake of it.
Same old echo crap Ian Murry the editor is a chop!!
"The editor is a chop"??? Hahahaha IS he?

Not heard that expression for a coupla years at the most...... what do you mean by "chop" (By the way I'm genuinely interested, not seeking to ridicule you or whatever).
[quote][p][bold]reedhunter1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort? Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis m for the sake of it.[/p][/quote]Same old echo crap Ian Murry the editor is a chop!![/p][/quote]"The editor is a chop"??? Hahahaha IS he? Not heard that expression for a coupla years at the most...... what do you mean by "chop" (By the way I'm genuinely interested, not seeking to ridicule you or whatever). Mr-La-De-Da-Gunner-Graham
  • Score: 0

10:48am Sun 10 Aug 14

andysaints007 says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort?
Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis



m for the sake of it.
Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.
Ditto..;0)
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[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: Why couldn't the Echo report transparently,and put "armed with a knife", instead of printing a headline which infers it was a firearm of some sort? Its not the first time they've done it either.Sensationalis m for the sake of it.[/p][/quote]Awwwwwww stop your constant whinnying - it's boring. If you don't like it then don't log on here, you sad individual.[/p][/quote]Ditto..;0)[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzz andysaints007
  • Score: 0

11:24am Sun 10 Aug 14

Stubs says...

So what's this story got to do with a shopping centre.
So what's this story got to do with a shopping centre. Stubs
  • Score: 0

12:41pm Sun 10 Aug 14

andysaints007 says...

Stubs wrote:
So what's this story got to do with a shopping centre.
Are you thick or what !!
[quote][p][bold]Stubs[/bold] wrote: So what's this story got to do with a shopping centre.[/p][/quote]Are you thick or what !! andysaints007
  • Score: -1

6:02pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Positively4thStreet says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Stubs wrote:
So what's this story got to do with a shopping centre.
Are you thick or what !!
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stubs[/bold] wrote: So what's this story got to do with a shopping centre.[/p][/quote]Are you thick or what !![/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

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