Lesbian Police Sergeant 'Tried to Kill Lover in Jealous Rage'

The Evening Standard (London, England), February 28, 2001 | Go to article overview

Lesbian Police Sergeant 'Tried to Kill Lover in Jealous Rage'


A LESBIAN police sergeant tried to strangle her lover colleague because she suspected she was having an affair with a third policewoman, a court heard today.

Sergeant Tina Nash, 41, allegedly wrapped a T-shirt around Inspector Sara Glen's neck as she slept, and using it as a ligature, pulled it tight until she thought she was dead.

She then tried unsuccessfully to kill herself with a combination of alcohol and an overdose of paracetamol tablets, it was said.

Nash, of Cowplain, near Portsmouth, has admitted causing actual bodily harm but denies attempted murder, the jury heard. She is said to have flown into a jealous rage after Miss Glen, 31, enjoyed a secret dinner with Katherine Willoughby - Nash's former lover.

Bristol Crown Court heard that Nash threatened to kill both of the other women and herself the night before the alleged murder attempt in March last year. Mark Dennis, prosecuting, said: "It was a premeditated and determined attack at a time when she could no longer cope with the breakdown of the relationship. She was intensely jealous in her belief that her girlfriend was embarking on an affair.

"To her, her attempt was apparently successful. She left her victim lying motionless on the bed, on the face of it dead. …

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