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Teenager stabbed in face in Lowestoft by 15-year-old girl, court told

PUBLISHED: 09:09 02 February 2011

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl from Lowestoft who stabbed another teenager in the face with a knife has been locked up for two years.

The 17-year-old victim of the attack suffered a 2cm cut to her cheek and needed stitches after the blade penetrated the full thickness of her cheek into her mouth, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

The 15-year-old girl, who cannot be identified because of her age, admitted wounding the other girl with intent to do her grievous bodily harm and was made the subject of a 24 month detention and training order.

Sentencing her, Judge Peter Fenn accepted she had been influenced by other people in her group and had been handed the knife by someone else shortly before the attack.

Judge Fenn also made a restraining order banning the defendant from contacting the victim of the attack or going to certain parts of Lowestoft indefinitely.

Michael Crimp, prosecuting, said that on the evening of August 3 last year two groups of young people had congregated at the junction of Mimosa Walk and Northgate in Lowestoft.

There had been some tension between the two groups arising out of a dispute between the defendant and a girl in the 17-year-old victim’s group.

The 17-year-old had been trying to make peace between them but during the evening the 15-year-old girl had walked over to her and stabbed her in the face.

Katherine Moore, mitigating, said there had been some provocation of her client and the attack wouldn’t have happened if she had been sober and taking medication which she had been prescribed.

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