Tuesday 25 November 2014

Before & After - Woman scarred after 'glassing' in unprovoked attack on night out

Published 05/04/2014 | 11:51

Natasha Quinn

A woman left scarred after she was glassed in the face in an unprovoked nightclub assault has released pictures of herself covered in blood following the attack.

The picture was taken in the back of an ambulance as she was rushed to hospital following the unprovoked assault by another young woman.

In total contrast, an earlier snap on the same night shows make-up artist Natasha Quinn beforehand, looking forward to a big night out with work colleagues.

Ms Quinn needed more than a dozen external sutures along with a number of internal stitches following the attack.

The young woman will now need cosmetic surgery to repair the crescent moon-shaped gash to her forehead inflicted by 21-year-old Alexandria McNairn.

She's been sentenced to 15 months in jail for the attack at a nightclub in Belfast city centre last June.

Speaking after McNairn, a beauty therapist with an address in Glasgow was jailed, Ms Quinn said: "I am relieved my terrible nightmare is over and I can now get on with my life."

Pointing to the scar on her forehead, Ms Quinn said: "The cut came very close to my eye, right into my eyebrow. I am so lucky I was not blinded.

"I don't know why she did it. It was totally unprovoked."

She said she'd waited until after the trial was over to post the before and after pictures of herself on her Facebook page.

"Promised myself I'd put this picture up when this was all over.

"This girl attacked me for nothing. I just want everyone to know what she's done so she can suffer as much as I did."

Ms Quinn said the months since the attack had been very stressful.

"I'm so lucky I had the most amazing family, friends and boyfriend to reassure me everyday – some people aren't so lucky, so this is for all the people out there who have been through this type of thing and their attackers have got away with it."

Belfast Telegraph

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