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Carlisle pub attack woman threw pint glass into stranger’s face

Melanie Giacopazzi leaving Carlisle Crown Court.

[A] WOMAN who threw a pint glass across a Carlisle pub and into the face of a complete stranger has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Melanie Bernadette Giacopazzi, 50, was said to have “stared” and “shouted aggressively” at Louise Murray in the city’s Border Rambler on Botchergate just after midnight on June 26 despite the pair not knowing each other.

Ms Murray held out a hand, saying she didn’t want trouble, and walked away. But Carlisle Crown Court heard Giacopazzi then threw the pint glass she was holding “like a dart”. It hit Ms Murray on the left eyebrow, didn’t break but left her with a wound which needed treatment.

Giacopazzi admitted an actual bodily harm assault, and was said to have no recollection of the attack nor being in the pub.

After hearing mitigation, Judge James Adkin suspended a six-month prison sentence for 12 months. Giacopazzi, of Ancrum Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, must also complete a four-month night-time curfew, rehabilitation and was banned from the Border Rambler for two years.

Judge Adkin told her: “You should be thoroughly ashamed of the way you behaved.”

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