A JEALOUS woman vandalised her partner’s Ferrari and Saab cars before cutting him with a knife because she feared he was seeing other women.

Karen Byrne, 40, of Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, damaged the windows of Anthony Ferraro’s Saab car and broke the wing mirror of his £160,000 Ferrari, causing £5,000 worth of damage to it.

Prosecuting, Angela England, told Bournemouth Crown Court that following the damage on June 26 this year, Mr Ferraro confronted Byrne. She admitted causing the damage but during a car journey Byrne punched Mr Ferraro in the face, causing his glasses to break, the court was told.

The court heard Mr Ferraro then drove Byrne to the police station and she was arrested.

Two days later Byrne and Mr Ferraro reunited but a drunken row broke out.

Ms England said Mr Ferraro then realised he had been stabbed. The knife caused a 1cm laceration on his upper left arm.

Ms England said Byrne said she had been under the influence of a drug that night and had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of criminal damage, one of assault by beating and another charge of wounding.

James Newton-Price, mitigating, said Byrne had a “fairly turbulent” life when she was younger and suffered from ongoing drug problems.

Speaking of her relationship with Mr Ferraro, Mr Newton-Price said: “They argued frequently. She had a suspicion he was seeing one or a number of other women.”

He said Byrne had made efforts to rehabilitate herself and was working as a volunteer for the Salvation Army.

Judge Samuel Wiggs sentenced Byrne to a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years. She was also ordered to comply with a drug rehabilitation requirement.