Monday 16 December 2019

Dublin woman who assaulted two men with stiletto heel to be sentenced

Stiletto (Getty Images)
Stiletto (Getty Images)

Declan Brennan

A Dublin woman who assaulted two brothers with the heel of her stiletto shoe will be sentenced next January.

Zoe Thompson (21) of Kilclare Drive, Tallaght pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of assault causing harm to Aidan and Colm Brown at the Abberley Hotel, also in Tallaght on April 15, 2013.

Judge Desmond Hogan adjourned sentencing in order to see if Thompson is suitable for the restorative justice programme.

Garda Alan Young told Garret Baker BL, prosecuting, that Aidan Brown was coming off the dance floor of the “Entourage” nightclub, in the Abberley Hotel, when he bumped into another man.

The other man became aggressive but Mr Brown couldn’t hear what he was saying because of the loud music. He said they began grabbing each other and fell to the ground.

At some point Thompson intervened and hit the victim on his forehead with the stiletto heel.  He later received seven surgical staples to his head.

The victim’s brother was at the bar and saw the men “squaring up” to each other. He came over to break the fight up and Thompson hit him from behind with the shoe heel.

This man later received five surgical staples to the back of his head.

Aidan Brown, who worked as a barman, said he lost €1,000 in missed wages as he was out of work for two weeks after the assault. He said his scar was still visible and he is still aware of that while going to job interviews.

His brother lost one week’s wage, totalling €690.

Thompson has four previous convictions under the road traffic act, including one for drunk driving.

Conor McKenna BL, defending, said this was a shocking and frightening assault but said his client has no other convictions involving violence.

He said she has taken part in anger awareness and alcohol offending courses since the assaults.

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