A 16-year-old Sheffield girl has been locked up after slashing an 18-year-old with a knife – leaving wounds which needed more than 100 stitches.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced to eight months in a young offenders’ institution after admitting unlawful wounding.
Sheffield Crown Court was told the victim and another girl visited the 16-year-old’s home and shouted for her to come out and fight.
When the defendant came out, the 18-year-old punched her four times before the 16-year-old pulled out a seven-inch blade from a knife block she was carrying and slashed her three times across the arm.
Timothy Capstick, prosecuting, said the victim has been left with scars that will never heal and had to have more than 100 stitches following the attack on May 2, 2014.
The defendant was expelled from her previous school for bringing a knife onto the premises and had a history of violence.
Amanda Denton, defending, said the 16-year-old acted in self defence, had struggled with severe depression and had not come to terms with her mother’s death from cancer in 2013.
The judge Recorder Tim Green said: “Despite your circumstances, these are serious crimes. You have a history of violence and have shown a lack of empathy.”
Speaking after the case, the victim’s mother said: “The doctor told me that if these wounds were anywhere else on her body, then she would be dead.
“Eight months is outrageous, she should have got more.”