Stu­dent let off jail for knife at­tack ap­peals

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

 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.

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