School slashing victim stamped on woman’s head

Pictured is Shanni Naylor, who is re-building her life.
Pictured is Shanni Naylor, who is re-building her life.
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A woman who was slashed across the face with a blade as a 12-year-old schoolgirl has appeared in court herself eight years on - for attacking another woman and stamping on her face.

Shanni Naylor, who is now aged 20, attracted national publicity in 2005 after being attacked during an English lesson at the old Myrtle Springs School in Arbourthorne.

She needed 30 stitches and plastic surgery following the attack - which narrowly missed both her eyes and left her scarred - when a 13-year-old female classmate slashed her face using a blade from a pencil sharpener.

Shanni was later treated to a glossy makeover by a women’s magazine, and the girl was given a two-year supervision order at Sheffield Crown Court after being found guilty of unlawful wounding.

Yesterday Naylor, now a young mum, was in the dock at the same court - after she and her ex-boyfriend, Paul Ramsden, who is the father of her child, attacked another woman.

Angela Wrottesley, prosecuting, said Naylor and Ramsden, also 20, both attacked Ramsden’s ex-partner at her home on December 6 last year.

Miss Wrottesley said Ramsden headbutted and spat at the woman before leaving the property.

Naylor barged in and struck her on the head, knocking her to the floor - then stamped on her head.

As they left Naylor, of Raeburn Road, Gleadless Valley, Sheffield, said: “Don’t be telling the Feds or I’ll be back for more.”

Miss Wrottesley said the victim suffered swelling and bruising to the head.

Naylor and Ramsden each admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Handing them both 12-month supervision orders, and telling Ramsden to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work, Judge Julian Goose QC said: “Separately, in the course of an argument, you used violence.

“The conduct of the both of you is not only criminal, it was in the home of the complainant.

“You must appreciate that these are serious offences.”

Both were given restraining orders banning them from contact with the victim for five years.

As they left the court the judge told them: “Both of you should consider yourselves very lucky.”

Naylor must attend a ‘Together Women’ project for 15 days, and she and Ramsden each must pay a£60 statutory charge.