Stiletto attack mum scarred victim for life
ASINGLE mum who hit another woman in the face with a stiletto has been jailed – with the judge saying relatives could take care of her five- year- old daughter.
Nail technician Rekyer Henry, of Lingfield Avenue, Sale, ran at the 23- year- old victim and struck her in the middle of her forehead after a night out ended in brawling. The woman has been left scarred for life.
At a Manchester Crown Court Recorder Suzanne Goddard QC, sentenc- ing, said relatives could look after the child as she jailed tearful Henry for 14 months.
The court heard that in the early hours of April 26 last year, Henry and the victim were at a birthday party on the Indulge Suite at Hyde Road, Gorton.
The victim and a male friend had an argument which ended with a ‘ tussle’ with Henry.
Lindsay Thomas, prosecuting, said: “( The victim) was talking to a friend, the defendant ran at her and struck her in the centre of her forehead with the heel of her stiletto shoe. She didn’t realise she was as injured as she was and she responded by hitting the defendant and she started fighting.
“Someone threw her to the floor, the defend- ant kicked face.”
The victim needed five stitches. After arrest, Henry said she had been
the hit with a bottle before she ‘ tapped’ the victim on the forehead with the sole of a flat- heeled shoe, and that the victim must have banged her head on the floor, causing the bleeding.
Henry pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding. The victim told the court she had been left ‘paranoid’, with a permanent red scar and ‘constant’ headaches.
Appealing for mercy for ‘ very remorseful’ Henry, Wayne Jackson, defending, said she had turned her life around after a ‘difficult youth’, adding: “I accept having a child isn’t a passport to not being locked up.”
‘I accept having a child isn’t a passport to not being locked up’
Jailed: Rekyer Henry from Sale