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Hairdresser gets lengthy sentence for glassing unconscious man in face

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
Neah Tuohy (Pic: Met Police/Ilford Recorder)
Neah Tuohy (Pic: Met Police/Ilford Recorder)

Neah Tuohy screamed "the system is f****d" after she was convicted of the St Patrick's Day assault.

24-year-old Neah Tuohy was handed a 12-year sentence for repeatedly hitting an unconscious man in the face with a glass.

The hairdresser was partying on St Patrick's Day in Essex, UK, with a friend before the duo were given their marching orders from Sidney’s Bar & Lounge for getting into an argument with Levi Miller and his girlfriend, a court heard.

A massive brawl broke out later that night at a taxi rank close to the pub, in which Miller was knocked out cold.

Tuohy, who had a drink in her hand, proceeded to glass Miller twice in the face which left the man with two permanent face scars, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

According to Judge Sheelagh Canavan, the hairdresser has a ‘history of violence’.

The woman had been jailed before setting her ex-boyfriend’s door on fire, as well as stabbing a man in the buttocks.

The Metro reports the judge as saying: "For a 24-year-old woman you have what can only be described as an appalling history of violence.

"You lose your temper – you respond violently. If you are in drink it is that much worse. It is clear to me that at this point Mr Miller was particularly vulnerable.

"He was lying unconscious on the floor. You then armed yourself, I am sure for the purpose of stabbing Mr Miller in the face, because – once again – you had lost your temper completely."

Judge Canavan added that it was luck that Tuohy did not "blind him or indeed kill him".

The hairdresser denied the charge of wounding with intent but was convicted by the jury.

She was given a 12-year prison sentence, in addition to a €150 fine.

The 24-year-old let her opinion on the decision be known to the court with an expletive-laden outburst: "The system is f****d. People get less for killing people. He battered me. I’m not having it."