'Jealous' Burnley soldier in bottle attack

A ‘JEALOUS’ soldier who threw a bottle at a love rival, leaving her needing 12 stitches, kept her freedom.

Private Melissa McKay, 22, had thrown a bottle she was holding at Elise Haworth from three or four yards away.

She inflicted a head wound, which the victim was told by medics was deep enough to go down to the bone.

Miss Haworth had to be taken to hospital by ambulance after the sudden, early hours violence at Rewind in Burnley, the town's crown court heard. The hearing was told McKay struck at the 21st birthday party of her ex-partner Rebecca ‘Becks’ Green.

McKay had been invited, had flown in from her base in Germany to join the celebration.

But, Miss Green had by that stage started a relationship with Miss Haworth and Miss Green had told the defendant she was no longer welcome at the function. McKay had tried to talk things over with Miss Green at the gathering, but ended up hurling the bottle and hitting the victim .

The defendant, of Grassington Drive, Burnley, admitted wounding. She was given a community order, with 80 hours unpaid work, which she will be able to complete in Germany after she returns there on January 6. She must pay £1,000 compensation, £350 costs and a £60 statutory surcharge.

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4:35pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Truth will out says...

" McKay had tried to talk things over with Miss Green at the gathering, but ended up hurling the bottle and hitting the victim "

It's almost made to sound like a natural progression of events. I thought the judiciary were supposed to be really clamping down on glassings and assaults with bottles.
" McKay had tried to talk things over with Miss Green at the gathering, but ended up hurling the bottle and hitting the victim " It's almost made to sound like a natural progression of events. I thought the judiciary were supposed to be really clamping down on glassings and assaults with bottles. Truth will out

12:37am Tue 31 Dec 13

3 for 10p says...

Truth will out wrote:
" McKay had tried to talk things over with Miss Green at the gathering, but ended up hurling the bottle and hitting the victim "

It's almost made to sound like a natural progression of events. I thought the judiciary were supposed to be really clamping down on glassings and assaults with bottles.
Seems to me like one rule for soldiers and one for the rest of the population
[quote][p][bold]Truth will out[/bold] wrote: " McKay had tried to talk things over with Miss Green at the gathering, but ended up hurling the bottle and hitting the victim " It's almost made to sound like a natural progression of events. I thought the judiciary were supposed to be really clamping down on glassings and assaults with bottles.[/p][/quote]Seems to me like one rule for soldiers and one for the rest of the population 3 for 10p

10:11am Tue 31 Dec 13

andy1 says...

How come we can comment on this story but not about Paedos any more. Has for 3 for 10p we all know your a wally.
How come we can comment on this story but not about Paedos any more. Has for 3 for 10p we all know your a wally. andy1

10:13am Wed 1 Jan 14

DaveBurnley says...

3 for 10p wrote:
Truth will out wrote:
" McKay had tried to talk things over with Miss Green at the gathering, but ended up hurling the bottle and hitting the victim "

It's almost made to sound like a natural progression of events. I thought the judiciary were supposed to be really clamping down on glassings and assaults with bottles.
Seems to me like one rule for soldiers and one for the rest of the population
You forgot your customary dig at firemen.
[quote][p][bold]3 for 10p[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Truth will out[/bold] wrote: " McKay had tried to talk things over with Miss Green at the gathering, but ended up hurling the bottle and hitting the victim " It's almost made to sound like a natural progression of events. I thought the judiciary were supposed to be really clamping down on glassings and assaults with bottles.[/p][/quote]Seems to me like one rule for soldiers and one for the rest of the population[/p][/quote]You forgot your customary dig at firemen. DaveBurnley

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