Jealous girlfriend who slashed a mother's face at house party jailed

Jealous girlfriend who slashed a mother’s face at house party after wrongly accusing her of affair with her boyfriend is jailed for more than six years

  • Karlie Tuft was jailed for six years and six months by Cardiff Crown Court today
  • She was high on cocaine and alcohol when she attacked the victim with a knife
  • Her boyfriend then made threats to kill against her and her two children
  • John Jackson denied this but was found guilty and sentenced to four years
  •  34-year-old Bianca Beaumont, the victim, feared ‘permanent disfiguration’
  • A jealous girlfriend who slashed a mum’s face while high on cocaine and alcohol after wrongly accusing her of a fling with her boyfriend at a party has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for wounding with intent.

    Karlie Tuft, 33, cut the face of Bianca Beaumont with a knife – slashing her cheek, lip and nose at the all-night party.

    A court heard 34-year-old Bianca and a friend had gone to Tuft’s flat for a party – and had initially been welcomed guests.

    But prosecutor Laurence Jones told Cardiff Crown Court that the mood changed when jealous Tuft suspected Bianca of flirting with her boyfriend.

    She accused Bianca of ‘impropriety’ with boyfriend John Jackson, 31, before grabbing a knife from the kitchen.

    Karlie Tuft, 33 (pictured) cut the face of Bianca Beaumont with a knife - slashing her cheek, lip and nose- after falsely accusing the 34-year-old of having an affair with her boyfriend

    Karlie Tuft, 33 (pictured) cut the face of Bianca Beaumont with a knife – slashing her cheek, lip and nose- after falsely accusing the 34-year-old of having an affair with her boyfriend

    Boyfriend John Jackson then threatened to 'slice your kids worse than you' if Ms Beaumont told the police what had happened

    Boyfriend John Jackson then threatened to ‘slice your kids worse than you’ if Ms Beaumont told the police what had happened

    A court heard 34-year-old Bianca and a friend had gone to Tuft's flat for a party - and had initially been welcomed guests before the attack

    A court heard 34-year-old Bianca and a friend had gone to Tuft’s flat for a party – and had initially been welcomed guests before the attack

    Mr Jones said Tuft was high on cocaine and alcohol when she slashed at Bianca in the flat in St Julians, Newport. 

    Jackson witnessed the horror as she was slashed across the face in the row between the two women.

    But a court heard he then threatened to attack mum-of-two Bianca’s children if she told police.

    The court heard he said: ‘If you tell the police Karlie done that to you, if Karlie gets locked up or she goes to jail, I swear to God I will slice your kids worse than you are.

    ‘You will not have any kids.’

    Cardiff Crown Court heard Bianca feared she would be permanently disfigured following the attack in February last year.

    Tuft, of Newport, went on the run ahead of her trial but was found guilty of of wounding with intent.

    Jackson, of Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, denied making threats to kill but was found guilty by a jury.

    Judge David Wynn Morgan said: ‘Miss Beaumont was distraught about the state of her face and anxious to leave the flat.

    ‘Tuft and Jackson were reluctant to allow her to do so.

    ‘They insisted that she not identify Tuft and to say that she had been attacked in the street.’

    Judge Wynn Morgan told Jackson: ‘Your words were malignant, callous, vicious, cruel and intended to cause the maximum fear and anxiety in the mind of a mother of young children as in fact it did.

    ‘And if you committed this offence on the basis that you were scared of Tuft this makes matters worse because it demonstrates beyond any issue that you’re a coward.’

    Judge Wynn Morgan said that after the attack ‘Tuft and Jackson carried on their day as if nothing had happened and they visited Tuft’s mother for Sunday lunch.’

    Tuft was jailed for six years and six months and Jackson for four years. Both were also handed restraining orders banning them from contacting Bianca indefinitely.