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Stiletto assault woman avoids jail

A PREGNANT Dublin woman who assaulted two brothers with her stiletto shoe has avoided being sent to prison.

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, Tallaght, on April 15, 2013.

Judge Desmond Hogan handed down a three-year sentence for both of the counts, suspending them in their entirety.

A letter from a doctor was handed into the court and Thompson's defence told the court she had pregnancy complications.

The court heard Thompson had €2,000 as a gesture of remorse.


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

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

Thompson intervened and hit the victim on his forehead with the stiletto heel. He later received seven surgical staples.

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. He received five surgical staples to his head.

Thompson has four previous convictions, including one for drink-driving.