Stiletto attacker jailed for robbery

A woman who was given a suspended prison sentence for an attack with a stiletto shoe has now been jailed for robbing a teenage girl’s mobile phone

A year ago Rozzina Austin avoided an immediate nine-month jail term for wounding a woman outside a Halifax nightclub, but in January this year she was involved in an early evening confrontation with a group of youngsters in Sowerby Bridge.

Bradford Crown Court heard today (MON) how during that incident Austin grabbed a 14-year-old girl’s mobile phone.

Prosecutor Giles Bridge described how a 17-year-old girl, who was with Austin, then headbutted another 14-year-old girl in the group leaving her with a suspected fractured nose.

Mr Bridge said both teenage victims had been badly affected by the incident with one of them suffering symptoms of stress.

The court heard that the other victim was now frightened to go out.

Austin, 22, of Range Court, Boothtown, pleaded guilty to robbery and she was jailed for 12 months.

But Judge Peter Benson, who gave her the suspended prison sentence last July for wounding, added a further six months in custody after revoking that order.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was sentenced to a four-month detention and training order after she admitted charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and handling the stolen mobile phone.

The judge told both defendants that the offences were serious and involved vulnerable individuals.

The Courier reported last year how Austin used the heel of her stiletto to attack another clubber during a fight.

The complainant was left with scarring to her face after suffering a cut near her right eye and another wound to her left cheek.

Austin was sentenced then to nine months in prison, but the jail term was suspended for two years.