Stiletto attack mum scarred vic­tim for life

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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

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