Thereese Soper: Mom, 29, jailed for slice opening another woman's face with stilleto
A Doncaster woman, Thereese Soper, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison by the Sheffield Crown Court after she admitted to unlawful wounding another woman, leaving her with a lifelong scarred nose.
The incident took place in 2020 when the 29-year-old Soper, single mum punched her victim in the face after the two began arguing inside Jacques Bar in Doncaster at around 10 pm on January 11, 2020. Soper kicked her on the victim's face with her stiletto heels ripping off a horrific gash across her nose. The argument sparked off after Soper was told she was dancing in an "extravagant" way and "occupying lot of dance floor." Soper was arrested soon after. However,
According to The Sun, the CCTV footage from the bar showed Soper wearing a white dress and dancing in what Judge Roger Thomas QC described as an "extravagant move" taking up a lot of the dancefloor and bumping into other women from behind. It was unclear whether Soper lost her balance or pushed her victim but it is clearly seen in the CCTV footage that the women exchanged words soon after.
Soper and the lady she attacked, a beautician, were held apart by a man, who was dancing with the victim before the argument. Soper could then be seen riling up and aggressively launching a fist across his shoulder. Moments later, the victim fell on the floor while Soper continued kicking the victim in the face as she lay stricken on the dancefloor.
Judge Thomas told Soper: "From what I can see you were effectively by yourself. The CCTV footage I have watched shows you on the dancefloor of that bar dancing in an extravagant, out of control, sort of way occupying a lot of the dancefloor and in a reckless sort of way. At some point, a minute before you did what you did, you had in some way bumped into the complainant. Perhaps that was an accidental coming together. She had her back to you, you bumped her away or pushed her away. Nothing immediately happened at that stage. The complainant came back across the dancefloor. She clearly said something to you and approached you, perhaps you said something to her as well."
“There was obviously some unpleasantness between the two of you. The man who was there with her stood between the two of you and that should have been the end of it. Over his shoulder, you and she exchanged words. You were obviously riled up and in an aggressive mood and stance. What you did over that man’s shoulder was you punched the complainant in the face.”
Judge Thomas further added that Soper's victim may have slipped and fallen but moments later as she was laying on the floor, Soper kicked her on the face with her stiletto heels. Her victim suffered lifelong scarring to her nose and needed an operation in a hospital to fix her cartilage. She also needed dental work to fix a broken tooth. Soper's defence attorney, Dale Harris, however, argued that Soper was “disgusted” by what he had done and cannot believe it when she watches the CCTV back.