BLONDE STABBED WO­MAN CLUBBER IN FACE WITH HER STILETTO

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A PIZZA shop worker who used a stiletto shoe to at­tack a wo­man in a night­club has ad­mit­ted un­law­ful wound­ing.

Natalie Jef­fery, 24, used the shoe to strike So­phie Roberts, in­flict­ing fa­cial in­juries dur­ing the in­ci­dent at around 3am on Septem­ber 18 last year.

In court, Pros­e­cu­tor An­drew Hope said Ms Roberts, who is in her 20s, was at­tacked as she bought a bot­tle of wa­ter from the bar while pre­par­ing to leave the club with friends.

“She said she thought she might have been hit by a bot­tle as her eye was pour­ing with blood.

“She heard her friend re­peat­edly shout ‘you’ve got the wrong girl’.”

In a vic­tim im­pact state­ment, Ms Roberts said that she suf­fered floaters in her eyes, saw flash­ing light and had mi­graines.

“She talks about the hard­est part be­ing for a num­ber of days not know­ing whether she would re­cover sight in her left eye,” said Mr Hope.

He added she said scar tis­sue on her left eye gave the im­pres­sion it was slightly lazy.

James Lachkovic, mit­i­gat­ing, said Jef­fery had acted as a “peace­maker” in an al­ter­ca­tion ear­lier in the night and had taken her shoes off to hold them. He said Jef­fery struck out with her shoes as “a re­ac­tion to hav­ing her glasses knocked off” by some­body else.

He said she also threw a glass, and added: “She re­acts for about two sec­onds ex­tremely badly.”

He said Jef­fery, who runs a pizza de­liv­ery busi­ness, it was an iso­lated in­ci­dent and she has no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions.

Blonde Jef­fery, of Can­vey Is­land, who wore glasses and a black dress, spoke only to en­ter her plea at Basil­don Crown Court.

She de­nied in­flict­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm but ad­mit­ted a charge of un­law­ful wound­ing. Her plea was ac­cept­able to the Crown.

She was yes­ter­day given a 14-month jail sen­tence, sus­pended for 18 months. LASHED OUT: Jef­fery ad­mits wound­ing in club

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