Woman glassed complete stranger, scarring him for life, then blew kiss at him

A woman "blew kisses" at a complete stranger who she had just glassed while she was high on drink and drugs.

Katie Murphy had admitted to police that she was "off her face" on a cocaine and alcohol binge on the evening of October 10 last year when she smashed a glass in the victim’s face, leaving him scarred for life.

Yesterday, October 29, Murphy, from Merseyside, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm without intent.

The 30-year-old had previously admitted she was "off her face" after a cocaine and alcohol binge which started the night before the attack on the evening of October 10 last year, the Liverpool Echo reports.

CCTV taken at the Masquerade bar in Cumberland Street, Liverpool showed her victim, Joseph Walker, chatting and drinking with friends at the bar.

Suddenly, Murphy approached Mr Walker while he was looking down at his phone. She then "swilled" a drink at him and smashed the glass in his face.

She then bizarrely "blew two kisses" at the victim before leaving the bar.

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Chris Hopkins, prosecuting, said: "Mr Walker described a hand appearing with a glass which was thrust into his face. The glass broke with the impact.

"He bled profusely and was left with a jagged wound. He was taken to hospital and needed four internal stitches and 10 external stitches above his right eye."

In his victim statement, Mr Walker said the attack in the popular bar had left him with a visible scar to his forehead, and he had become conscious of the way he looked.

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Saying that he had now "forgiven" Murphy for the random attack, he added: "I had a bubbly, happy nature before this happened, but I am now more nervous around people. I still don't know why it was me she did it to.

"Maybe it was mistaken identity, maybe she just didn't like the look of me.

"The injury was very close to my eye, and it could have been a lot worse," he added.

Mike Hagerty, defending, said Murphy accepted the victim of her attack was "wholly innocent".

He added: "The defendant has a significant mental health problem, including a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, which is exacerbated by the use of drugs and alcohol. She has expressed regret and is remorseful."

Judge Recorder Richard Leiper QC told Murphy she had caused serious harm to Mr Walker by using the equivalent of a weapon.

He sentenced Murphy to 30 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months. During that time, she was ordered to undergo a mental health and a drug rehabilitation programme, along with 120 hours of unpaid work.

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