Girl gang leader jailed after attack

The leader of a sadistic girl gang has been jailed after a judge described photographs of their tortured victim as the worst he had ever seen.

Trainee nursery nurse Naomi has been left too frightened to look in a mirror or go out on her own after the 90 minute attack in a city centre park.

Gang leader Sabrina Barber, aged 16, was jailed for five years on Friday 14th January after a judge heard how she burned Naomi with a cigarette, left boot marks on her face from stamping, strangled her and almost blinded her by pouring liner into her eyes.

She was high on the street drug miaow-miaow, which was legal at the time but has since been banned.

Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, told her: "This was an extreme level of sadistic violence carried out for your pleasure and no other reason. The photographs are truly shocking and it is not as if they were caused by one blow.

"You subjected a 17-year-old girl to a sustained and savage assault the severity of which I have never seen from someone of your age."

Barber, from Plymouth, admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent and was jailed for five years in a young offenders institution. The judge also lifted an order granting her anonymity.

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