Our thanks to Peter for this. Extracts:
Claire McCluskey attacked mum-of-two Kate Nield, 26, at a house party in Garstang Road, Southport on February 26 this year.
McCluskey, of Brook Close in Southport , left her victim with a horrific injury and a gaping hole to the right side of her mouth…
Doctors at Whiston Hospital spent an hour performing a skin graft on Miss Nield, taking skin from the back of her arm and putting it onto her face.McCluskey, 29, initially pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
The judge says sending her to prison would serve the interests of the public but separating her from her family would not and he has to balance these public interests.
The second consideration is not a public interest, and used all too often as a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card by women. Claire McCluskey should have received a lengthy custodial sentence.
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