Model scarred by drunk teen who attacked her with STILETTOS on night out

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Essex teen Sophia Withey scarred model in vicious stiletto attack

SENTENCED: Sophia Withey scarred model in vicious stiletto attack (Pic: ESSEXLIVE/BPMMEDIA)

Sophia Withey, 19, took off her shoes and “used them as a weapon” after a night out clubbing at Chelmsford’s new Popworld for a friend’s birthday.

The wild street attack was captured on CCTV and played at Chelmsford Crown Court, reports Essex Live.

Judge Emma Peters told Withey: “You got drunk, you lost your temper, you sat down and took your shoes off and used them as a weapon.”

The victim, self employed model Rebecca Gorecki, suffered a laceration to the face and “didn’t go out for months after the incident”.

Wither has been suspended from the University of Southampton.

She started studying a degree in Child and Mental health, and had been studying only two months into it after the November 17 incident last year.

Withey, from Juniper Road in Boreham, appeared in court to be sentenced for one count of causing actual bodily harm.

“I just remember having my head in my hands, feeling blood on my face”

Victim

In Rebecca’s statement read out in court, she said: “They tried to go for us, I pushed them away, I just wanted them to get away from me.

“I remember Sophia coming towards me, I tried to kick her back, I was trying to get away.”

Rebecca’s kick floors Sophia, who then stood up and removed her shoes before striking the model on the head multiple times

Prosecutor Carolyn Gardiner said: “She removes the shoes she was wearing and she repeatedly tries to go for Rebecca, swinging her shoes towards Rebecca’s head.

“She strikes Rebecca, who reacts by putting her hands up to her head.”

Rebecca’s statement added: “I just remember having my head in my hands, feeling blood on my face.”

Essex teen Sophia Withey scarred model in vicious stiletto attack

AGONY: The court heard the victim is suffering from anxiety (Pic: ESSEXLIVE)

It continued: ” I am suffering from anxiety following the incident as I have been left with a scar on my face and as I work as a model I feel anxious about this.

“I have been left with a permanent scar on my face, it causes me pain and due to the location of the scar I cannot grow a normal eyebrow.

“I didn’t go out for months after the incident because I was so embarrassed about the scar on my face.

“It’s unfair that I am left with this permanent mark due to the mindless actions of the defendant.”

Wither was sentenced to a 12-month community order, 140 hours of unpaid work and 20 days of rehabilitation activity requirements.

She was also ordered to pay the victim £300 in compensation.

Essex teen Sophia Withey scarred model in vicious stiletto attack

ACTION: Sophia Withey has been suspended by her university (Pic: ESSEXLIVE)

Judge Peters said: “I do not know what your university will do, but your career has been put at risk because of your behaviour on this day.

“This was a drunk, disgusting and ugly brawl between you and this other woman that went on for a sustained period of time.

“You got drunk, you lost your temper, you sat down and took your shoes off and used them as a weapon.

“The CCTV does paint a picture of a really ugly and unseemly brawl. All the references back up that this was out of character.

“Given your guilty plea and given your lack of previous convictions I do give you credit but being drunk is no excuse.”

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