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Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 June 2006, 18:34 GMT 19:34 UK
Man gets 170 for stiletto attack
A mother-of-two has been ordered to pay a soldier 170 in compensation after battering him with a stiletto heel as he tried to break up a row.

Mark McCay, 23, was treated for a cut to his head after being struck by Lisa Ashworth in Weymouth in July, 2004.

The court heard how the Royal Engineer had been trying to separate Ashworth from an aggressive man when he was hit.

The 31-year-old, of Bovington, Dorset, denied assault but was convicted by Blandford magistrates' on Wednesday.

Ashworth, who works at the Sergeant's Mess Bar at Bovington Army Camp, was ordered to pay Mr McCay 150 compensation for his head wound and 20 for his taxi fare.

Kebab and chips

She also received a two-year conditional discharge for assaulting Mr McCay and was ordered to pay 150 towards legal costs.

The court heard the victim had been eating a kebab and chips outside a takeaway in the early hours when he tried to stop the row between Ashworth and a third man.

But Ashworth turned on him and as Mr McCay walked away, he felt a blow to the head and saw blood on his clothes.

He was taken by ambulance to hospital where his wound was glued.

Ashworth had claimed Mr McCay was thrown out of a club for pinching her bottom and that they had rowed after meeting outside the restaurant.

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