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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Female Student stabs man in eye with her Christian Louboutin stiletto on night out - and walks free from court
A student who stabbed a man in the eye with a Christian Louboutin stiletto heel has walked free from court.
Shadiya Omar, 22, attacked Justin Lloyd, also 22, as they both waited for a taxi home after a night out.
Manchester Crown Court
heard Mr Lloyd, approached Omar’s friend outside a hotel in Manchester.
He offered the woman a crisp, but she knocked them out of his hand, so he attempted to pour them over her head,
Manchester Evening News reports .
heard Omar reacted by rushing to her friend’s aid and struck Mr Lloyd in the eye with the designer shoe.
Prosecuting, Jonathan Savage, said: “He was then struck a single blow to the left eye with an object.
“His next reaction was feeling that he has been hit in the eye and feeling a long object in front of his left eye, he had to pull it out.”
Police arrived and Omar was arrested.
Mr Lloyd from Blackley, was treated at hospital for bruising, cuts and bleeding to the lower lid,cuts to the upper lid and a fracture to the eye orbit.
The court heard miraculously he did not lose his eyesight, but still suffers with stabbing pains and the psychological after effects.
A victim impact statement read out in court said he was forced to quit work as a labourer and has become conscious of his scarred eye.
Mr Savage said: “Looking in the mirror every day, he would be constantly having a reminder of the pain he has been suffering.”
Sickening: Justin could have been blinded in one eye
Case: Omar received a suspended sentence
Defending, David Morton, said Omar of Clarendon Road, Whalley Range, had only removed her shoes because they were hurting and was not intending to use them as a weapon.
He told the court she was only brandishing the heel to stop Mr Lloyd hassling her friend, with no motive to actually strike him in the eye.
Judge Lindsey Kushner QC sentenced Omar to 18 months imprisonment suspended for two years.
Row: Omar attacked Justin during a row over crisps
Omar must also complete six months of unpaid community work and supervision, as well as pay a £100 victim surcharge fee.
Judge Kushner said: “I know a shoe is a viscous weapon and you do know now clearly the heel is.
“I accept it was a moment of spontaneity - a spontaneous reaction. It was in a situation of hassling and ostentatious behaviour, as far as your friend was concerned persistent irritation.
January 19, 2016
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