Woman jailed after stabbing model in the face with a screwdriver

Glamour model is left scarred for life after friend stabbed her in the face with a screwdriver in row over money

  • Stacy Dolan was stabbed by Sharon Mather who was armed with a screwdriver
  • Mather, of Greater Manchester, confronted Miss Dolan, 38, over money dispute
  • Miss Dolan was left with a scar on her lip which means she cannot do close-ups
  • Mather, 49, was sentenced to five and a half years after being convicted of GBH 

A glamour model has been left scarred for life after she was stabbed in the face by another woman in a 3am revenge attack.

Stacy Dolan, 38, was knifed three times with a screwdriver after 49-year old Sharon Mather confronted her inside her own home and accused her of ‘taking advantage’ of a friend who gave the victim money.

Miss Dolan, of Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, suffered a puncture wound to the left side of the face below the eye, a 1cm laceration on the left knee, and bruising and swelling to the upper right arm.

The mother of two, who has modelled for a string of publications including Front magazine and the Daily Sport, said she was left disfigured after the attack and can no longer pose for close up facial pictures due to a scar on her lip.

It is believed both her children, aged ten and six, were at the house at the time of the incident.

In a statement to police Miss Dolan said: ‘Since the incident, it has affected my confidence and the way I am.

Model Stacy Dolan (pictured) has been left scarred for life after she was stabbed in the face by Sharon Mather who was armed with a screwdriver when she attacked the mother-of-two

‘It has made me more conscious of being alone. I now no longer use my front door to enter or leave my house.

‘My injuries have healed but the injury to my face has left me feeling like I have nerve damage to my top lip, it feels like I always have a fat lip.

‘There is still a slight scar that can be seen close up but can be covered with makeup.

‘However, I am aware of the fact that I have this scar and I am now really conscious of it.

‘I am also conscious of how this has affected my modelling career and I know now that I can no longer accept work that requires me to have close up face shots.’

At Bolton Crown Court, former carer Mather also of Tyldesley who was once friends with Miss Dolan was jailed for five and a half years after she was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Sharon Mather (pictured) has been jailed for five and a half years after being convicted of GBH

The incident occurred in July 13, 2019, after the pair fell out when Mather believed Miss Dolan had taken money from a mutual friend.

In the early hours she went round to Miss Dolan’s home whilst drunk and angry and once inside the property she began remonstrating with Miss Dolan, claiming the victim had ‘taken advantage’ and accused her of taking money from the unnamed friend.

Miss Dolan said she did not know what Mather was talking about and asked her to leave but the attacker then grabbed a screwdriver and repeatedly stabbed her.

As the victim ran to a neighbour’s home for help, Mather fled the scene and went to the home of an elderly man she previously cared for and confessed she had stabbed the victim.

He advised her to go to police but Mather instead hid at another friend’s house before surrendering to police a few days later.

Prosecutor Katie Jones told the hearing: ‘This was a sustained assault on one victim who sustained three injuries.

Mather was convicted of grievous bodily harm after a trial at Bolton Crown Court (pictured)

‘There were children present, but they were asleep upstairs. The offence was committed whilst the defendant was drunk or possibly high. At the time Miss Dolan had been starting out in her modelling career.’

Mather denied GBH but was convicted following a trial. She was acquitted of aggravated burglary.

In mitigation, defence counsel Paul Treble: ‘This is a nasty and unpleasant incident, but it was relatively short lived.

‘It started at the bottom of the stairs and the blows were inflicted relatively quickly. As soon as the defendant realised there was a serious injury to the face, she stopped.’ 

Sentencing the judge Miss Recorder Alexandra Simmonds told Mather: ‘It is clear you regret your decision to go round to Miss Dolan’s house that night and I am prepared to accept that your behaviour that night was wholly out of character – almost certainly having been affected by the alcohol you had drank that night.

‘You are going to find the prison environment very difficult to cope with given your mental health difficulties.’

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