Dentist Philip Gale was said to have flipped out after finding his wife with another man in their house, in a blind rage he stuck the interloper four times with a carving knife
A jealous husband stabbed a man he found at his home drinking and snorting cocaine with his wife, a court has heard. Dentist Philip Gale, 50, allegedly flipped after returning from a day trip to Blackpool to discover wife Jayne Masters, 48, entertaining former pal Andrew Smith, 52. The couple had been married of 13 years.
Gale reportedly had previously caught his wife and his mate [Smith], asleep together several times. Gale was said to have plunged a carving knife four times into Andrew’s back and chest as he tried to leave.
EMts found Gale smoking and “proud and boastful about what he had done”, Preston crown court was told.
Open marriage: Wife Jayne Masters was said to have been boozing and snorting cocaine with another man [Andrew Smith ], in the home she shared with husband Gale leading to the stabbing incident
Lost track of time: Andrew Smith was left fighting for his life after being stabbed four times in the back and chest by the home owner when he was caught partying with his wife
In custody, Gale is said to have admitted knifing Andrew, who needed emergency surgery for life-threatening injuries, “for giving my wife cocaine”.
The court heard Gale and Jayne lived “as man and wife” but had affairs and agreed not to bring lovers back to their Foulridge home in Lancashire, UK
But Jayne invited Smith round for drinks last October, thinking he would leave before Gale returned home. The cheating pair however lost track of time . Consequently which Jayne’s husband walked in on them shortly after 9pm.
Suspect Phillip Gale claims he was acting in self-defense
Free-wheeling Jayne said her husband did not approval of ‘friend’s’ lifestyle or reputation
When emergency services arrived at the scene they found Gale calmly smoking a cigarette on the couch, while his wife comforted Smith. During the trial Jayne, told the court her husband had never been violent towards her, adding: “He has always looked after me.
“My husband didn’t like his lifestyle.
“He didn’t like his reputation and that is why he didn’t want him in our home.”
Gale denies attempted murder and wounding with intent.
The trial continues.