A mum drunk on cocktails threw a glass at another woman after she tried to dance with her partner.

Fazana Ayoub “shimmied up” to the man on the dancefloor of a city centre club, prompting one of his friends to step in and “deflect” her attention.

Seconds later the trainee beautician’s glass shattered against Emma Kelly’s raised hand, sending shards flying into her face, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Liverpool Crown Court was told, Ayoub had been out with friends in February, drinking cocktails in the city centre before heading to nightclub Maya.

Victim Ms Kelly and her partner were in the same club after visiting the theatre with friends on their first night out together since they had become a mum and dad.

Summing up what happened next, the sentencing judge, Recorder David Potter, said that, as the victim’s partner stood with his back to Ayoub, the mum-of-two “shimmied up” to him and “put an arm around him” in an apparent attempt to get him to dance.

This led to one of his friends moving between the pair in an effort to “deflect” Ayoub’s attention.

Moments later, CCTV inside the club captured Ayoub standing over Ms Kelly, who had been seated nearby throughout the incident.

The pair were thought to be speaking to each other before Ms Kelly stood up.
Judge Potter said Ayoub was “seen to move or stumble back” before she “launched the glass you were holding in your hand” towards the other woman.

The glass shattered on impact with Ms Kelly’s hand, which she raised to protect herself, sending shards flying. The victim needed four stitches to a cut to her forehead and suffered a broken finger.

Ayoub had claimed she feared she was about to be attacked when she threw the glass – but the judge said he had seen no evidence to back up that claim.

Kenneth Grant, prosecuting, said that while the injury had not been severe, it had left Ms Kelly suffering a lack of confidence, feeling reluctant to go out into Liverpool city centre and feeling the need to cover the scar she had received with make up every time she left her home.

The court was told Ayoub had 13 convictions for 27 offences, including robbery, battery and assault.

Tom Watson, defending, said his client was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, wished to apologise and added: “I do submit the court can be satisfied there is genuine remorse here.”

He said she had suffered a traumatic childhood and was gaining qualifications, with her main concern being her children.

Ayoub, who is training towards a career in the beauty industry, was cleared of wounding with intent at a trial over the incident, but admitted unlawful wounding.

Highlighting Ayoub’s regular breaches of previous court orders and her “substantial history of alcohol fuelled violence”, Judge Potter said he felt he had no choice but to jail her.

Ayoub, of Toxteth, was jailed for 12 months, a sentence reduced by 104 days for the time she has spent on curfew.

The attack happened just days after the death of Anthony Condron, who died after being assaulted in the same club.

Paul Byrne, 23, of Ribbledale Road, Mossley Hill, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for six years.