Jealous wife Natasha How jailed for glassing woman in club
JEALOUS wife Natasha How has been jailed for five years after glassing woman in the face for chatting to her husband in a bar.
Accounts manager Natasha How, 31, flew into a "fit of rage and jealousy" when she spotted Amy Flook "having a little giggle" with her other half.
She smashed a glass into her face and continued to punch and kick her on the floor until security staff pulled her off.
The victim was scarred for life with two 1.5cm wounds on her left cheek, a cut to her left eyebrow and several scratches.
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A jury at Gloucester Crown Court took just 30 minutes to find How, of Barge Arm East, Gloucester, guilty of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Jailing her yesterday, Judge William Hart said: "You totally lost your self control for the most trivial of reasons.
"For her, as with any young woman, facial scarring is particularly difficult to deal with, it has had a physical and cosmetic effect as well as damaging her wellbeing and self-confidence.
"It is difficult for me to work out why you did what you did. Any of your friends would be astonished by what you did and I suspect you find it almost impossible to believe yourself."
The court heard how Amy was enjoying a night out in The Registry, Gloucester, on January 21 when she began chatting to How's husband.
The pair had exchanged just three or four sentences before How attacked her without warning.
Joe Maloney, in mitigation, said: "She does regret the injury to Ms Flook and she has found it difficult to come to terms with her behaviour.
"She acknowledges that Ms Flook's injury is always traumatic and she does regret that she was injured and hopes she will make a full recovery and get her confidence back."