'Jail him' plea as violent Scunthorpe robber Eithan Teanby admits charges against him in court
A Post Office owner has expressed delight after the man who attacked her husband in a Scunthorpe robbery admitted the charges against him in court.
Peter Smith was stabbed 11 times during an attack in May at the Post Office he runs on East Common Lane in Scunthorpe with his wife Hilarie Stoneham-Smith.
She said: "I feel very shaky but happy after hearing the news.
"From what we had heard about the ongoing court case, he has been very difficult and a nasty character.
"He is a malicious man and we were thrilled to bits when he was caught.
"We thought he was going to plead not guilty and we would have to go through the trauma of a trial.
"I hope he gets the lengthiest sentence possible.
"I hope they lock him up and throw away the key."
Eithan Teanby, 41, entered guilty pleas to five charges at Nottingham Crown Court.
Teanby robbed Mr Smith of cash in Scunthorpe, and had a knife with him in East Common Lane, Scunthorpe, on May 21.
Then he attempted to rob a female of cash on May 29 at an unspecified location, robbed a female of cash on May 30 at an unspecified location and had a knife with him in Commercial Road, Bulwell, on May 30.
Teanby is in custody at HMP North Sea Camp, Boston.
More detail about the offences and his previous convictions is expected to be given in court when he is sentenced.
Peter Smith said: "I am glad he has admitted to the robbery.
"I hope he goes down for a long time.
"I will never be able to put the incident behind me."
Mrs Stoneham-Smith, 66, said she was overjoyed with hearing Teanby had admitted the robbery.
She said: "The scars have healed well but it is the memories that will not leave us.
"That is why we have decided to put the Post Office up for sale.
"We want a fresh start away from all the memories.
"We have had a terrible, traumatic year and are now looking to hang up our pens and move on."
During the attack, Mr Smith said he sustained 11 stab wounds, including a 10-inch gash on his head, while Mrs Stoneham-Smith said she was slashed in the face in an attack that narrowly missed her eye.
She said: "We will have to live with the memories of the attack for the rest of our lives.
"I do not think he should be given any rights in prison as he took away all of ours when he planned his attack.
"I will never forgive him for what he did.
"We were doing our job in our own home when he violently attacked us.
"Now we cannot get away from the memories.
"We have had so much help from friends and family it has been overwhelming.
"But it has not been easy.
"We still get frequent flashbacks and when we hear a loud noise, both of us jump.
"We just take one day as it comes."
Mrs Stoneham-Smith said the couple had invested in seven new security cameras to feel safer and the Post Office has installed a secure door.
Judge Michael Stokes QC said of Teanby: "Given his previous convictions, the question of dangerousness has to be considered.
"It seems to me the court will have to consider an indeterminate sentence."
Psychiatric and pre-sentence reports are now being prepared on Teanby.
Judge Stokes said: "I'm not going to sentence him today, in any event.
"It seems to me, given his record and given the offences, some of them quite horrific, there must be an assessment in terms of dangerousness."