A GOOD Samaritan was knocked out cold when the knife-wielding drunkard she had offered to feed hurled a frozen meal at her head.

Kevin Cutler shouted “make my f***ing meal, bitch,” before seizing the woman by the throat until she couldn’t breathe and throwing her on to the settee, Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.

Cutler, 55, of Harewood Road, Oakworth, pleaded guilty to making a threat to kill, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and causing £300 damage to the victim’s flat by throwing crockery around.

Jailing him for 18 months, Judge Jonathan Rose said the woman was petrified during the sustained attack at her flat in Keighley, in the early hours of January 20.

“Her life flashed in front of her eyes when she felt the blade pressed against her face,” the judge said.

Prosecutor Alisha Kaye said the victim and her sister took pity on Cutler, who they regarded as a friend, when they came across him hungry and homeless at 3am.

He was invited in for a meal and a bed for the night but picked up two knives and demanded: “Where is my meal? You’ve not made it quick enough.”

Cutler waved the weapon in the woman’s face, threatened to kill her and seized her by the hair.

He spat in her face, again demanded his meal and shouted at her to remove her clothes.

Cutler then throttled the woman until she couldn’t breathe and threw the frozen meal at her head. She felt dizzy and lost consciousness, Miss Kaye said.

The victim’s sister heard the commotion and called the police.

Cutler continued to lunge and spit at the woman but she fetched a pair of handcuffs and managed to restrain him.

She suffered bruising, cuts and swelling to her head and was taken to hospital where she was prescribed painkillers.

In her victim personal statement, the woman said she suffered flashbacks and no longer socialised with friends and family.

Cutler’s solicitor advocate, John Bottomley, said he had no previous convictions and had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

He had worked all his life as a landscape gardener and had issues with alcohol dependency.

Mr Bottomley urged Judge Rose to impose a suspended sentence so that the probation service could work with Cutler to explore why he behaved in that way.

But the judge labelled the offences serious, involving threats, the use of knives and inexcusable violence against a woman in her own home.

A restraining order without limit of time bans Cutler from contacting the victim or visiting the street where she lives.