Teenager who scarred innocent couple in stiletto heel attack was so drunk she couldn’t remember it the next day

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A drunken teenager attacked two strangers outside a kebab fast food shop – using her stiletto heel as a weapon. 


The bystanders were left with scars on their faces after Sophie Morgan assaulted them with her high heel shoe in the middle of Exeter.

Morgan was caught when the victims identified her and her boyfriend from pictures they had uploaded to Facebook earlier in the evening in which she was wearing the same clothes and heels.

The court heard how Morgan, a barista, was so intoxicated when she carried out the attack she could not remember it the next morning.

Morgan, now 22, from Exeter, admitted affray and was jailed for eight months, suspended for two years, at the city’s Crown Court.

Judge Graham Cottle told her he was able to suspend the sentence because she had ‘moved on’ in the three years since the attack in 2013 and addressed her abuse of alcohol.

He said: ‘This was serious public disorder when you were under the influence of drink and behaving badly. You had taken so much drink you could not remember what you had done.

‘You were drinking heavily at the time but your life has moved on.

‘Behaviour of this sort in a public place in the middle of Exeter, injuring a couple of innocent people, is deserving of a custodial sentence.’

Morgan had been out with her boyfriend, Daniel Jordan, when they went to Subway and next-door King Kebab fast food stores one night in October 2013.

They had got into an argument with victims Lewis Eveleigh and Shaida Churchley outside the two shops.

One was about holding Jordan’s cigarette while he went inside to buy food and the other was about Morgan borrowing a mobile phone to call a taxi.

As the altercation turned violent, Morgan took off a heel and used the pointed end to hit them both in the face.

Morgan, now 22, from Exeter, admitted affray and was jailed for eight months, suspended for two years

Morgan, now 22, from Exeter, admitted affray and was jailed for eight months, suspended for two years

Mr Eveleigh had his wound glued at the scene but Miss Churchley required hospital treatment.

He was left with a small mark on his eyebrow while she was left with permanent scarring beneath her eye. She also suffered psychological effects and was left reluctant to go out for some time.

She also attacked two other bystanders with the flat part of her shoe, without causing any significant injury.

The couple then walked off from the scene.

The attack happened outside King Kebab (pictured) and Subway fast food stores in the centre of Exeter

The attack happened outside King Kebab (pictured) and Subway fast food stores in the centre of Exeter

Morgan, a barista, was so intoxicated, when she carried out the attack she could not recall what had happened

Morgan, a barista, was so intoxicated, when she carried out the attack she could not recall what had happened

Morgan was caught because one of the victims had been at school with Jordan and spotted him with the aggressor in a picture he posted to Facebook. A screen shot was taken and shown to the police.

Writing on Facebook after the case, Miss Churchley wrote: ‘It’s an utter joke that she isn’t banged up.’

Nigel Wraith, defending, said the case has taken almost three years to come to court and Morgan has suffered health issues because of the stress of waiting for it to be resolved.

He said Morgan showed genuine remorse and was ashamed of her actions despite her having no recollection of carrying out the attacks.

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