Pizza shop worker uses stilettos to attack woman in nightclub

Pizza shop worker uses stilettos to attack woman in nightclub

The woman used her stilettos in the attack (Stock image)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A pizza shop worker who used her stiletto shoe to attack a woman at a nightclub has been handed a 14-month suspended jail term.

The incident happened at the Unit 7 nightclub in Basildon, Essex in September last year.

Sophie Roberts had just moved from another room in the club when the attack by Natalie Jeffery took place.

Roberts had been buying water whilst she waited for her friends to join her so they could leave the club, the court heard, when the 24-year-old launched the attack.

The victim said blood streamed from her face and for many days after the incident she wasn't sure whether she would regain sight in her left eye.

The attack left Roberts suffering with floaters in her eyes, as well as seeing flashing lights and having migraines.

James Lachkovic, who was mitigating, claimed Jeffery hit out with her shoes as part of "a reaction to having her glasses knocked off" by someone else.

Jeffery admitted the unlawful wounding of Roberts, but denied inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Prosecutor Andrew Hope said her plea was acceptable to the Crown

As well as the suspended sentence, Jeffery must complete 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £1,250 compensation to her victim.

She has also been banned from public houses and nightclubs for nine months and for six months she will be under a curfew.