Sharp and Martyn Brown, who had been at school together, lived together with Sharp's mother Jane in a one-bedroom flat in Beach Road. Brown and Sharp planned to marry in October 2016 but this was canceled when she left him hospitalized after her first attack on him. This involved her swiping a knife down his chest and he had a six-inch scar.
Her second attack came in December when she stabbed him and repeatedly scraped a knife over his wrist until it cut through to the bone in a crescent-shaped wound. Sharp, who was a controlling alcoholic, launched her final attack on Brown on January 10th, 2017, while the couple was drinking lager with a neighbor. She stabbed him in the chest and stomach, leaving him covered in blood and in fear of his life before faking stomach pain and calling herself an ambulance. Brown finally revealed the abuse to paramedics when they realized he was seriously injured, saying he was ashamed. Sharp showed no concern for him and his relationship with her has left him with PTSD and suicidal thoughts which he has tried to act upon.
Sharp was charged with wounding Brown on the first two occasions and attempted murder on the third, appearing in court on January 13th, 2017, for the first time. She ultimately pled guilty to three counts of malicious wounding with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.