Student let off jail for knife attack appeals
An Oxford student spared jail due to her “extraordinary talent” is appealing against her sentence for stabbing her former boyfriend.
Lavinia Woodward, a medical student at Christ Church college, was given a 10-month sentence suspended for 18 months in October.
Ms Woodward voluntarily suspended her studies for the duration of her sentence, but she is applying for permission to take her case to the Court of Appeal to have her sentence quashed.
For her to return to Christ Church, Ms Woodward must face a disciplinary panel, which will determine whether she is fit to re-enter the university.
However, a former friend of Ms Woodward claimed last night that she had “no chance” of doing so while the conviction stood.