Get in touch: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting YORK to 80360 or send an email»
Scarred for life by blow with glass
A DRUNKEN argument over parenting skills ended up with a woman being scarred for life when her friend hit her in the face with a wine glass, York Crown Court heard.
Horrified witnesses said the wound inflicted by Jadine Eloise Shaw, 21, left her victim’s face “hanging off” and needing 16 stitches.
The incident happened when Shaw and her friend Stacy Wilson went to the home of Wilson’s sister after being invited for food and drinks on the evening of June 15.
The evening was going smoothly until Shaw and Wilson began “bickering” in the kitchen over each other’s parenting skills, the court heard.
The prosecution said Shaw, of Duchess Mews off Boroughbridge Road in York, suddenly lunged at her friend with the wine glass in her hand, causing the wound.
Filled with remorse, she phoned for an ambulance before being arrested and admitting grievous bodily harm.
In mitigation, Kevin Blount said: “In the heat of the moment, during the course of an argument, she has lashed out, forgetting she had a glass in her hand.”
He said Shaw, a single mother to a two-year-old and three-year-old, had herself been the victim of a troubled childhood.
Since the incident with her friend she had paid for counselling to ensure such a reaction never happened again.
The judge, Recorder Graeme Cook, imposed a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years.
He said: “You simply lost it and lunged at Miss Wilson. This was a woman who was once your friend and who now says she’s embarrassed to go out socially. She’s going to have that for the rest of her life because of you.”
He said: “You clearly have a problem with drink because if you hadn’t you would not have committed this offence.”
Shaw was also ordered to pay her victim £500 compensation and told to complete 150 hours of unpaid work.