A mother-of-five who left a woman with permanent facial scars after attacking her outside a bar has been jailed for four years.
Louise Reynolds, 28, lay in wait for her victim after she was thrown out of Delaney’s Bar, in Harehills, following an earlier incident inside the venue.
CCTV footage showed Reynolds, also known as Louise Harte, carry out the vicious attack, kicking and punching the victim as she lay on the ground.
Reynolds was dragged away but managed to return to the victim and carried out a second attack before leaving the scene.
One witness who tried to stop Reynolds, told her: “You have done enough. You might kill her.”
Leeds Crown court heard the victim needed surgery after suffering serious damage to her eye and tear duct. She was also left scarred from a facial cut and requires further operations. She now fears going out.
After her arrest, Reynolds claimed she had been the victim of an attack earlier in the evening inside the bar.
Reynolds, of Dewsbury Road, Beeston, Leeds, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent,
The court heard Reynolds has previous convictions for wounding and affray.
James Keeley, mitigating, said Reynolds was deeply ashamed, full of remorse for the attack and had written to the victim.
The barrister said Reynolds had been the victim of “the most dreadful domestic violence” in the past. Mr Keeley said: “Her ex-partner subjected her to an horrendous life.”
Mr Keeley said Reynolds had been making good progress to address her offending while on remand in New Hall Prison. She had also run a marathon in the prison gym in aid of children at Leeds General Infirmary.
Recorder Julian Goose QC, said he was sentencing Reynolds on the basis that she had been subjected to some form of provocation.
But he added: “You waited some time until finally the complainant came out.
“As soon as she did you set upon her.”