Leeds woman carried out wine glass attack on friend


A YOUNG woman left a her friend scarred for life after attacking her friend with a wine glass during a drunken row.

A court heard Victoria Doran left the victim permanently disfigured after causing a gash to her forehead during the attack.

Leeds Crown Court heard Doran carried out the attack after the two women had spent the previous evening drinking in the Headingley area of Leeds.

Stephanie Hancock, prosecuting, said Doran and the 21-year-old victim had been friends for around 12-months before the incident and had worked together.

On the night before the attack, April 16 last year, the pair had been out drinking together and met two men during the evening.

Miss Hancock said all four of them then went back to the victim’s home at around 3am and continued drinking.

Doran and the victim began arguing at 6am. The prosecutor said: “The defendant had a glass of wine in her hand. It seems she had been drinking from it at the time. The defendant lost her temper and struck (the victim) in the head with the glass which broke.”

The two men restrained Doran and she then left the property.

The victim was taken to hospital and has been left with a permanent scar to her forehead.

Doran, of Broad Lane, Bramley, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding.

Mark Brooks, mitigating, said Doran had never been in trouble before and was sorry for what she had done.

Mr Brooks said Doran had a young daughter and was supported in court by her parents. He added that the attack was not premeditated.

Doran was given a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for two years. She was also told to do 180 hours unpaid work and pay £500 compensation to the victim.

Referring the victim’s injuries, Recorder Ray Singh said: “It is something that she will have to live with for the rest of her life and that is through your actions and your actions alone.”

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