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Restaurateur admits wounding woman with stiletto

Natalie Jeffery
Natalie Jeffery

A restaurateur who used a stiletto shoe to attack a woman in a nightclub has admitted unlawful wounding.

Natalie Jeffery, 24, used the shoe to strike Sophie Roberts in the face at Unit 7 nightclub in Basildon, Essex.

Ms Roberts, in her 20s, suffered facial injuries in the incident at around 3am on September 18 2016.

Jeffery denies inflicting grievous bodily harm but admitted a charge of unlawful wounding, which was put to her in an amended indictment on the second day of her trial at Basildon Crown Court.

Prosecutor Andrew Hope said Jeffery's plea was acceptable to the Crown.

Jeffery, of Tantelen Road, Canvey Island, who has long blonde hair and wore glasses and a black dress, spoke only to enter her plea.

The court will hear further evidence about the incident ahead of sentencing.