Oxford, England – A man from Oxford, England has pleaded guilty to wounding his partner with a smashed vodka bottle. Lewis Wootton, 41, admitted to the attack, which left his partner, Hayley Dalton, with a 12cm long and 3cm deep cut on her face. The incident occurred last year at The Leys Pharmacy in Atkyns Road, Headington, when a verbal altercation with passers-by escalated into Wootton physically assaulting Dalton.
During the hearing at Oxford Crown Court, the court heard that Wootton became violent towards Dalton, punching her and causing her to fall to the ground before using a shard of glass from a smashed bottle of vodka to inflict the severe injury. As a result of his actions, Wootton was sentenced to 30 months in prison by Judge Joseph Hart, who condemned his violent behavior and the lasting impact it had on the victim.
Specialist investigator Rebecca Newman expressed satisfaction with the sentencing, stating that it will allow the victim to recover and rebuild her life. In addition to the charge of wounding his partner, Wootton also pleaded guilty to affray and criminal damage and was subjected to a restraining order until further notice.
The severity of the attack and the lasting consequences for the victim highlight the importance of addressing and preventing domestic violence. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the physical and emotional harm caused by such acts of violence. Actions taken by the legal system to hold perpetrators accountable and protect victims are crucial in addressing the issue of domestic violence within communities.