A young woman who stamped on a man’s face in a Sheffield kebab shop, following a row about the price of a takeaway, has had her sentence halved on appeal by top judges.
Hodon Osman, aged 20, waded into the dispute between a customer and a takeaway worker in a Sheffield food bar, which erupted over the cost of a kebab.
London’s Court of Appeal heard that the punter was punched to the floor by the kebab shop worker.
Osman waded in because she wanted revenge on the customer due to an ‘earlier slight’, the court heard.
She booted the man in the face several times as he lay defenceless on the ground.
Osman, of Sharrow Lane, Sharrow, Sheffield, was sentenced to 16 months detention in a young offenders institution at Sheffield Crown Court in October last year.
She pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
But Lord Justice Jackson, Mr Justice Mitting and Mr Justice Jay, sitting at London’s Criminal Appeal Court, halved that term to eight months.
The court heard the unfortunate customer suffered a broken cheekbone and a fractured tooth during the incident.
He said in his evidence that he suspected the punch had caused the broken cheekbone, and the tooth injury was down to Osman’s stamping on him.
However, when the judge passed sentence at the original hearing at Sheffield Crown Court, he did so on the basis that Osman was responsible for all of the victim’s injuries.
Allowing Osman’s appeal against the length of her sentence Mr Justice Mitting said she was vulnerable.
He said: “We are satisfied that the judge was not entitled to come to the conclusion that she alone caused all the injuries.
“The nature of this offence was very serious, involving as it did the repeated stamping with a shod foot on the head of a defenceless man.”
Mr Justice Mitting added: “But in our view the proper sentence was eight months’ detention and, to that extent, this appeal is allowed.”