BLONDE STABBED WOMAN CLUBBER IN FACE WITH HER STILETTO
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