Jealous girlfriend stabbed her boyfriend – because he had a haircut and shave

Fatima Fardous believed boyfriend Mirza Raza was having an affair (Photo: SWNS)

A jealous woman has been jailed after stabbing her partner because he had a haircut and shave.

Fatima Fardous, 29, was convinced her carpet fitter boyfriend was having an affair because he had tidied himself up, a court heard.

She pestered Mirza Raza with ‘vitriolic’ phone calls while he was at work and when he returned to their home he found she had smashed it up.

Prosecutor Nick Adlington told Bradford Crown Court Fardous became convinced Mr Raza was seeing someone else after she found out about his haircut and shave.

Fardous, from Bradford, lunged at her partner with a kitchen knife during a row but he managed to dodge the blow to his chest.

The knife went into his left upper arm instead, hitting the bone and causing the handle to break.

The court heard that, as Mr Raza fled the house, Fardous threatened to get another knife.

Fardous, who has no previous convictions, had denied a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent during the attack in April.

But a jury found her guilty of the offence and she was jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Fardous was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail at Bradford Crown Court (Photo: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror)

Solicitor advocate Stuart Field, for Fardous, said the mother-of-four appeared to have been involved in a number of relationships that had problems.

He said the prison term would be her first custodial sentence and it would be harder for her because of language and cultural difficulties.

Judge Neil Davey QC told Fardous last Friday, via an interpreter, that he was satisfied she had worked herself up into a jealous rage at the thought that Mr Raza might be seeing someone else or wanted to see someone else.

“Your anger had already boiled over by the time he got home from work,” said Judge Davey.

“He discovered that his home was in disarray with the television and the mirror both broken. That much he could see. What he could not see was the kitchen knife with which you had already armed yourself.

“An argument started straight away. You quickly produced the knife and tried to stab him in the chest.”

The judge said Fardous’ threat to get a second knife made it plain that she intended to hurt him even more badly than she actually did.

Judge Davey said the wound to Mr Raza’s arm had caused some nerve damage which led temporarily to reduced sensation in his hand, but the injury was repaired and a full recovery was expected.

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