Mum jailed after she glassed woman and 'marked her for life'
A MUM-OF-ONE was jailed for 18 months after glassing a woman dancing in a pub.
Her victim needed 17 stitches and will be "marked for life" with a scar stretching from her upper lip to the point of her chin.
Jobless Christine Monsheimer, 25, of Kirk Hallam, admitted wounding the woman in the Market Inn, Ilkeston, on February 25.
At Nottingham Crown Court last week, Judge Philip Head told her: "There is too much pub violence and the courts take it very seriously.
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"You put a mark on somebody's face and after surgery it is likely she will be marked by what you did for life."
James Hett, prosecuting, said the assault took place on the dance floor, which had been fitted with a dance pole.
The victim was a pub customer and began to use the pole and accidentally bumped into Monsheimer. A male customer saw the incident.
"After the first accidental collision, he was fearful of the defendant's subsequent response should the incident recur," said Mr Hett.
When the pair collided again, Monsheimer pushed her in the chest – then threw the contents of her glass into the woman's face.
"The two tried to hit each other, apparently without success," said Mr Hett.
"The incident culminated with the defendant deliberately thrusting the glass she was holding towards the complainant. It came into contact with her face. The tumbler broke."
The victim was treated at the Queen's Medical Centre where she received stitches, but follow-up treatment will be needed. Mr Hett said: "She was traumatised and felt she had been mutilated.
"She has been reluctant to leave her home address and found it difficult to go to activities in public.
"She feels depressed and no longer feels safe to go into Ilkeston and has difficulty sleeping."
David Outterside, mitigating, said: "This was inexcusable behaviour.
"She wishes to say sorry to her victim for what she has done and the best expression of that is her guilty plea."
He said she had a "happy home" and provided stability for her child.
Her mother was babysitting on the night of the offence, the court was told.
Monsheimer had been drinking but was "not heavily intoxicated."
Mr Outterside told the judge she is "not an unpleasant character."
He said Monsheimer was terrified of the prospect of jail.