Danielle Prosser, 29, from Merthyr Tydfil, admitted two charges of wounding
A young mother who left a couple needing surgery after attacking them outside a nightclub with a four-inch stiletto heel has avoided jail.
Danielle Prosser, 29, took off her shoe and lunged at Sophie Rees and her boyfriend Matthew Lloyd outside the Koolers nightclub in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.
Ms Rees, 19, was knocked unconscious and doctors had to staple her scalp while Mr Lloyd, 20, needed surgery for a to a cheek wound.
A judge said their injuries were so severe the offences merited Prosser going to prison.
However the mother-of-three was let off with a suspended sentence because she was sorry for her ‘moment of stupidity.’
The court heard there was ‘banter’ as revellers left the venue at 2am on August 6 last year, with drink and food being thrown.
Prosser, who has children aged 12, five and one, was filmed armed with the black stiletto and heard saying: ‘You think it’s funny do you?’
Prosecutor Lawrence Jones said: ‘The stiletto shoe was used as a weapon outside the nightclub.
‘Miss Rees was left unconscious and needed a CT scan in hospital where she spent the night.
‘Her boyfriend needed oral surgery and treatment for an injury to his eye socket.’
Sophie Rees, 19, (left) was knocked unconscious and doctors had to staple her scalp while Matthew Lloyd, 20, (right) needed surgery for a to a cheek wound
Prosser, from Merthyr Tydfil, admitted two charges of wounding on August 6.
Judge Richard Twomlow told her: ‘Your behaviour was disgraceful and unnecessary.
‘These offences merit a prison sentence, you have never been in trouble before and this serves as a salutary lesson.
‘You have shown genuine remorse for a few moments of real stupidity.’
Prosser was given 15 months jail for each of the charges but the judge suspended the sentence for 12 months.
Prosser was given 15 months jail for each of the charges but the judge suspended the sentence for 12 months
Ms Rees and Mr Lloyd (pictured) said they were left with scars following the attack outside a nightclub
Ms Rees was forced to quit her job while she recovered from her injuries, the court heard
She was ordered to do 100 hours’ unpaid work and put on a curfew from 9pm to 7am.
Ms Rees was forced to quit her job while she recovered from her injuries, the court heard.
She said: ‘Matthew and I still have scars from what happened – she deserved to go to jail.’