Friends of Jade Williams defend bar attack on social media

Jade Williams, jailed for six years, eight months for carrying out a glass and bottle attack on a man in Revolution Bar, on Call Lane, Leeds. Image: West Yorkshire Police

Jade Williams, jailed for six years, eight months for carrying out a glass and bottle attack on a man in Revolution Bar, on Call Lane, Leeds. Image: West Yorkshire Police

SHOCKED people from across Leeds have hit back at family and friends of a violent woman who tried to justify her attack on an innocent man with a glass bottle.

Mother-of-two Jade Williams, of East End Park, admitted wounding with intent and was jailed for six years by Judge Rodney Jameson, QC. She claimed she mistook the victim for a man who attacked her earlier in the evening.

But last night her brother Jordan Charles took to the YEP Facebook page to defend his sister’s actions.

He said: “A mistake is a mistake, plain and simple.”

His message prompted a flurry of replies which sent the social media posts viral overnight, reaching almost 100,000 people across the city.

Terrasa Bolton, added: “Do you think that is OK? Why should she not defend herself?”

Shocked at those seeking to justify her actions, Facebook users united to roundly condemn the violent attack.

Challenging Terrasa Bolton, Laura Coxon said: “She attacked the wrong person. Why not go straight to the police? I would never risk missing my kids grow up. It’s too precious.”

Danuta Lauszkin added: “You can’t go around taking the law into your own hands...I feel sorry for the poor guy who is the victim in all this.”

Darran Hudson agreed, saying: “Innocent bloke who now has to pick up the pieces. Totally justified sentencing.”

Lindsey Bell commented: “There’s a reason why we have laws and police who investigate crimes in this country and not mob rule or vigilantes.”

And Sarah Horsley added: “People of Leeds let’s remember a crime was committed and a sentence was given.”

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