Woman stabbed friend in face with broken vodka bottle

A WOMAN who stabbed a friend in the face with a broken vodka bottle has escaped an immediate jail sentence.

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Kaya Bowen, 23, had invited Rhian Proctor and her partner to her home in South Elmsall near Pontefract for a drink before launching the attack, Leeds Crown Court heard.

The pair had argued and Bowen was holding the vodka bottle by its neck as she swung it around.

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The court heard it hit the back of Miss Proctor’s head and broke. Bowen then thrust the jagged bottle into Miss Proctor’s face.

She suffered a one-and-a-half centimetre cut next to her left eye and needed hospital treatment. Bowen, now of Smeaton Road, Upton, Pontefract, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.

Mitigating, Allan Armbrister, said: “The defendant is extremely remorseful and would wish to apologise.

“The background is it appears to be an argument between friends during a period when she (Bowen) had too much to drink. She was really in no fit state to know what was going on at the time.”

Mr Armbrister added: “She has stopped drinking and has sought psychiatric treatment.” Judge Mushtaq Khokhar sentenced Bowen to a ten-month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.