Woman hits man in the face with shoe

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A JAIL sentence hangs over a woman who struck a man in the face with her shoe heel leaving him needing stitches to his lip.

Lauren Maddison had been drinking heavily before the attack on Scott Taylor outside Inspirations bar on Church Way, Chesterfield.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday how the offence happened while her boyfriend of the time was involved in a dispute with another man.

But when Mr Taylor, a friend of the other man, tried to calm the situation Maddison removed a shoe and struck him with the heel.

Maddison, 21, of Dale Bank Crescent, New Whittington, Chesterfield, denied the February 26 assault but was convicted following a trial in November.

She has previously been convicted for drink-related violence after an incident last year when she bit three people.

Deputy District Judge Andrew Davison handed her a 24-week jail term but suspended it for a year. He imposed a 16 week curfew, a one-year supervision order and ordered Maddison to pay £200 compensation to her victim plus £400 costs.

Maddison maintained she had not struck Mr Taylor but Mr Davison said the prosecution evidence was “overwhelming”.

Defence solicitor Steve Brint said Maddison has a feeling of low self-worth and drinks to excess.

Mr Davison told Maddison: “I believe you were so drunk you don’t remember committing this offence.”

He added: “I’m surprised you could stand at all never mind wield a heel.”