A WOMAN has been jailed for seven years after stamping on her best friend’s face with her silver stiletto shoe, blinding her in one eye.

Care assistant Melissa Causer, 21, was involved in what a judge described as a “drunken catfight” which escalated following a row over hairspray and a taxi fare.

Her 20-year-old victim — university student Sophie Robinson, of Northallerton — suffered irreparable damage after the last of the blows from the thin high heel split open her right eyeball.

Causer, of Brown Buildings, Middleton St George near Darlington, was sentenced this week having been convicted last month, at Teesside Crown Court, of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. She had denied the charge.

The women had been on a night out in Middlesbrough on January 10 and brawled on their return to Causer’s home.

Causer pinned down Miss Robinson. Causer was being dragged off by her father when she struck out with her stiletto shoes in what police branded a “moment of madness fuelled by drink”.

Miss Robinson, who is due to have a false eye fitted, said in a statement: “This incident has changed mine and my family’s life for ever. I will be reminded every day about what happened to me. I also struggle with trust issues.”