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Jealous wife Natasha How jailed for glassing woman in club

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 09, 2012

Jealous:  Natasha How.

Jealous: Natasha How.

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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.

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."

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  • bonzaharris1  |  November 12 2012, 4:18PM

    He's probably scared witless of her Qwerty, no one reacts like that over something so trivial, unless its in their nature. I would imagine she has showed off many times, but perhaps not so violently, and her husband has copped it and now wouldn't cross her for a gold pig.

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  • QwertyOS  |  November 12 2012, 8:07AM

    I know I asked this weeks ago, but why did the husband not intervene? If he was charming enough to to talk to the poor victim, why not be gallant and intervene?

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  • bonzaharris1  |  November 11 2012, 4:05PM

    Tishwash, you would have though her husband might have pulled her off !! But then perhaps he knew better than to try. Still she's out of harms way for a few years, do her the world of good. I expect she will meet a few inmates a sight nastier and twice as vicious than her too, that might sober her up a bit.

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  • tishwash  |  November 11 2012, 3:09PM

    "She smashed a glass into her face and continued to punch and kick her on the floor until security staff pulled her off." - I'm sorry but why do people just stand and watch by, any by stander should of helped pull the fight apart, who cares if you risk getting thrown out too.

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  • TheNub  |  November 11 2012, 12:43PM

    sterilise this vile thug . so she cant infest us with any more little thugs in the future .

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  • jayne80  |  November 09 2012, 9:25PM

    #fagan1 really how old are you? i suggest if you dont like my comment you dont read it, its simple!! yes the sentences mis-match and maybe you should read the comment on the other story you refered to before commenting like a child. Im sure if someone did this crime to you you would have a completely different opinion and after being stabbed and scarred for life i have a right to my opinion. But i completely stick to my first comment!!

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  • georgette2010  |  November 09 2012, 7:00PM

    The girl obviously has issues with her own self esteem. Never mind, plenty of time to work on those issue without the distractions of life in the free world.

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  • Don-Trigger  |  November 09 2012, 4:51PM

    @ fagan1, well done on calling me an imbecile. I hope that makes you happy! May I point out a couple of points to you. 1. I suggest you look up the meaning of the term "do gooder". 2. I may not be an expert in this field as you put it, but I am still entitled to my own personal opinion! Thank you.

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  • Anomalous  |  November 09 2012, 2:59PM

    fagan1 - a lot of venom in your post. Fact is she 100% deserves this punishment - probably more. Also I don't think you don't really understand "do gooders". You are the do gooder here not Don or Jayne. I do agree with sentencing mis-matches though

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  • VPH81  |  November 09 2012, 2:54PM

    fagan1 - Well I agree with you in one way I suppose - that there seems to be no consistency when it comes to sentencing. However, I think that most people feel that the sentence in this case is actually about right for the crime committed and that the other thug that you refer to should've been given a longer sentence still..........However, that sentence seems to have been determined by a loophole/technicality in the law which meant the Judge had his hands tied when it came to the length of sentence he was able to give.

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