Judge claims it could be ‘too serious’ to secure Lavinia Woodward, 24, after vicious attack on ex
AN Oxford pupil whom knifed her fan in a medication and drink-fuelled madness may avoid prison — after having a judge hinted she actually is too clever for jail.
Aspiring heart doctor Lavinia Woodward, 24, stabbed Thomas Fairclough within the leg with a breadknife and hurled a laptop computer, jam and glass container at him.
But Judge Ian Pringle recommended he can waive the typical jail term as he sentences her in the event it damages her profession.
He stated: “this indicates in my experience that when it was a one-off, an one-off that is complete.
“to stop this extraordinary able woman from maybe maybe perhaps perhaps not following her long-held aspire to go into the career she desires to, will be a phrase which will be too serious.
“that which you did won’t ever, i understand, leave you nonetheless it had been pretty awful, and usually it could attract a sentence that is custodial if it is instant or suspended.”
Woodward, whom admitted a cost of illegal wounding at Oxford Crown Court, travelled to Barbados following the hearing.
She’s got posted articles in medical journals and you will be time for Oxford’s historic Christ Church university within the next scholastic 12 months. A buddy stated: “They see her as somebody worth the possibility of having around. She may win a Nobel Prize, find out here this woman is that smart.”
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Prosecutor Cathy Olliver stated Woodward came across her ex, a Cambridge PhD pupil, on Tinder.
She stated on 30, the night of the attack, they rowed and Woodward’s behaviour behaviour “deteriorated” september.
Whenever Fairclough threatened to make contact with Woodward’s mum on Skype she punched him into the real face before picking right up a bread blade and stabbing him within the leg.
Defending, James Sturman QC stated their customer’s fantasies to become a doctor had been “almost impossible” as her conviction would need to disclosed.
The court heard Woodward had a “very troubled life,” fighting addiction and suffering abuse by another ex.
Judge Pringle will sentence her on September 25 but she’s got been slapped with an order that is restraining told to keep drug-free rather than to re-offend.
Mark Brooks, of this ManKind Initiative which supports male domestic physical violence victims, stated: “The judge’s reviews are unsatisfactory. This might be domestic punishment against a guy as well as the sympathy should really be for him.”
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