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Women scarred for life in Leeds bar bottle attack

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A woman, who left a reveller scarred for life after hitting her over the head with a glass spirits bottle, has narrowly avoided jail.

Natalie Lewis, 27, was in the toilets in the Back Room Bar on Call Lane in Leeds with a friend on 18 December last year.
Frustrated at having to wait for the toilet, she barged open one of the cubicle doors and forced the woman to come out.
An argument ensued and Lewis, who was holding a one litre bottle of Grey Goose Vodka, hit the woman over the head with the bottle, before attempting to hit her for a second time.
The woman, aged 24 from Leeds, barricaded herself in the cubicle, blood pouring from her head.
Lewis was detained by door staff until officers arrived and she was arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm.

Lewis, of Nowell Walk in Harehills, Leeds, was sentenced to a 12 month jail term, suspended for 2 years, ordered to undertake 200 hours unpaid work and pay £500 compensation and £140 court costs at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday 3 October.

Detective Constable Jason Ridgeway from BTP said: “The victim was left with a deep cut just above her eye which required stitches inside and out. She has been left with a permanent scar.

“Sadly, it is not just physical wounds the victim has suffered as a result of this assault. This incident has also left mental scars which will take some time to heal.”


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