Jealous Black Country lover jailed over knife attack

A jealous lover stabbed, kicked and punched his girlfriend in a prolonged attack because he believed she had been speaking to other men, a court heard.

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Dean Beasley

Dean Beasley, aged 28, of Alder Road, Wednesbury, assaulted Stephanie Quarry after getting drunk on lager and whisky and taking cocaine on November 15.

He stabbed her with three different knives, including one which broke during the attack.

Her numerous injuries included a 5in-deep cut on her arm, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.

Judge John Wait sentenced Beasley to nine years in prison with a further five years on licence after he pleaded guilty to a charge of Section 18 wounding with intent to cause GBH.

Mr Hugh O’Brien-Quinn, prosecuting, said Beasley returned to his girlfriend’s home in Westbury Avenue after she had called him and told him to come home from the pub. He said: “The defendant arrived shortly after the call clearly drunk and under the influence of drugs.

“He was shouting and kicked the bathroom door down and continued to shout at Miss Quarry and accused her of talking to other men.

“When she showed him her phone, he took it off her and threw it in her face.” Mr O’Brien-Quinn said Beasley kicked and punched Miss Quarry and stamped on her head.

He said he went into the kitchen and picked up a 10in knife and stabbed her in the arm as she protected herself. She took the knife off him and tried to use it to cut her hair as he was dragging her around by it, the court heard.

Mr O’Brien-Quinn said: “Despite Miss Quarry telling him she needed medical attention, he began punching and kicking her.

“He had picked up another knife and began to jab at her body.”

The attack continued after Miss Quarry escaped outside, where she banged on neighbours’ doors and windows.

Beasley picked up a third knife, which broke as he was stabbing her, while neighbours who witnessed the attack said he kicked her like she was a football. Miss Quarry suffered damage to the tendons, artery and nerves in her wrist.

Mr Peter Arnold, for Beasley, said: This defendant from a very early stage showed remorse for his actions by pleading guilty.

“He is very, very sorry for what he has done, which may not be much comfort to the victim, but it is the mitigation in this case.”

He said: “The victim said she thought she was going to die and that is hardly surprising. It was a sustained and repeated assault on her.”