A female thug who bragged about stabbing her former lovers was jailed today for 28 months.

Emma Bamford attacked Angela Kinney, Stacey Jenkins and Emma Tominay between April 2008 and January 2018.

Bamford admitted to one partner that she had stabbed “every lassie she had ever been with.”

The 30-year-old subjected ex-girlfriends to knife attacks and brutal beatings out of nowhere.

Two of her lovers described their relationship with Bamford as being “like Jekyll and Hyde” and Hollyoaks.

A jury at Glasgow Sheriff Court found her guilty last month to assaulting the three women.

Miss Jenkins and Miss Tominay were attacked to their injury by Bamford while Miss Kinney was assaulted to her severe injury.

Sheriff Joan Kerr locked up Bamford and told her the only disposal available was a custodial sentence.

She added: “The jury found in an early relationship the violence was minimal.

“Between 2015 and 2018 you subjected two partners to a litany of abuse and violent behaviour using knife to strike each of them and compress their necks.

“What I want to make clear is the offending you were found guilty of was to gain power and control.”

The court heard from Miss Kinney who moved in with Bamford at her house in Kirkintilloch shortly after they got together in February 2018.

She told jurors things were “fine at first” but was slapped and had her hair pulled in a surprise attack.

Miss Kinney added: “That’s when I realised things were not quite right.”

The court heard of a further beating Miss Kinney took at the hands of Bamford after an argument.

She said: “I remember her on top of me with a knife and I was begging her not to stab me.

“I tried to get away and she stabbed me on the back - she had a crazy look in her eye.

“She panicked and started being violently sick and said she was going to cook dinner and then started cooking dinner.”

Miss Kinney was the victim of another blade assault by Bamford which left her “scarred.”

She claimed Bamford had threatened to “batter” her children before the melee.

Miss Kinney said: “She shut the door and she had two knives in her hands and said you’re not going anywhere.

“I remember the two of us fighting and blood everywhere.

“I remember her swinging a knife or glass and was trying to slash me in the kitchen.

“When we were fighting I remember falling back and my head bouncing off the cooker.”

The pair split after Miss Kinney had enough after another attack on holiday at a caravan park in Saltcoats.

Miss Kinney said: “I was terrified, I couldn’t live like this anymore it was complete Jekyll and Hyde.

“She was controlling and a nightmare.”

The 38-year-old fled the area before being reported missing by Bamford the next day.

Another of Bamford’s ex-lovers Miss Jenkins told the court their relationship was “like Hollyoaks.”

Miss Jenkins said that she was assaulted on various occasions by Bamford during their on-off relationship between 2008 and 2012.

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Miss Jenkins told jurors that she didn’t originally report the matters to the police as she didn’t want to get Bamford “in trouble.”

She added: “I would have done anything for that lassie, I would even have hung myself for her.”

The court heard another lover Miss Tominay was slapped on the face and stabbed in the leg by Bamford in incidents between April 2015 and January 2018.

She also punched Miss Tominay in the head, locked her in a cupboard and compressed her neck before chasing her around a flat with a knife.

David O’Hagan, defending, told the court Bamford also experienced violence in her relationships.

He added: “Jurors thought the most extreme violence was from Miss Bamford, but this wasn’t the case.”