March mum of two has violence charge jail term cut from two years to nine months.

Zoe Pooley

Zoe Pooley - Credit: Archant

A March mother of two who glassed another woman during a dance floor argument has had her jail term cut by judges on appeal.

Jealous Zoe Pooley, 25, was jailed for two years in February for throwing a bottle at Trudy Clayton as she danced with her daughters in the Griffin Hotel.

Following her appeal her sentence has been cut to nine months.

The court heard that Pooley attacked Mrs Clayton in December last year following a row about a man.

Pooley, of Peashill Road, was enraged because one of Mrs Clayton’s daughter’s “was in a relationship with a man with whom she had been having an affair”, London’s Appeal Court heard.


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The flying bottle felled Mrs Clayton, who is in her 40s, and left her with a permanent scar on her forehead.

Pooley was taken outside by staff and went on to bite and scratch two other women before she was arrested by police.

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Detective Constable Emily Nutton said: “This was a particularly vicious and unprovoked attack which left one of the victims with several cuts to her head.”

Pooley, who has a previous convictions for violence and for criminal damage arising out of sexual jealousy, was jailed for two years at Peterbrough Crown Court in February.

She had earlier admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm - but sentencing was delayed for almost a year because she was pregnant.

Lord Justice Davis, Mr Justice Spencer and Mrs Justice Elisabeth Laing, agreed on Tuesday (22) ruled her punishment excessive and cut her sentence to just nine months.

The court heard that Pooley experienced a difficult childhood and previously had problems with alcohol.

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