Jailed: Leeds woman who attacked sister with shard of glass is 'danger to public'

Lauren Wykman threw broken pieces of mirror at her sister during the attack.
Lauren Wykman threw broken pieces of mirror at her sister during the attack.

A WOMAN who attacked her sister with a shard of glass during a fit of rage has been given an extended prison sentence after being described as a danger to the public.

Lauren Wykman was sentenced to a total of six years and eight months, after a court heard it was the second time she had received a conviction for attacking her sibling.

Wykman, 24, smashed a mirror during the attack and and threw a piece of the glass which struck her sister's leg.

Her sister was left with a two-inch wound and had to go to hospital as it bled heavily.

John Bull, prosecuting, said Wykman had been out with her sister on April 22 this year when they argued over a handbag.

The fall-out continued when they got home, where Wykman punched her sister in the head before breaking the mirror.

The prosecutor said: "She started to throw pieces of broken mirror at (the victim).

"She was on the bed and was able to kick the defendant .

"Her reaction was to pick up a piece of glass which she threw at her and it hit her right leg."

Police were contacted when the victim went to hospital.

Wykman, of Belle Isle Road, Belle Isle, was arrested and made full admissions about the attack.

She later admitted that she had intended to stab her sister in the neck and had wanted to kill her.

She pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm.

The court heard Wykman had been convicted of assaulting her sister in March last year.

Gillian Batts, mitigating, said Wykman had been diagnosed as suffering from a personality disorder.

She said: "She struggles to deal with everyday arguments between siblings."

Miss Batts said Wykman came from a loving and supportive family.

Recorder Simon Kealey, QC, said he was imposing the extended sentence after reading psychiatric reports.

"You present a high risk of harm to the public, in particular your sister," he said.

"You also present a risk to others when you are in temper.

"You had an intention to stab your sister in the neck. It was a homicidal intention. You desired to kill her and that is a very serious declaration of intent."

Wykman must serve a custodial term of four years and eight months, followed by an extended licence period of two years.

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