Sheerness: Woman Jailed For Train Attack

A 27-year-old woman who used a wine bottle to cut a man’s face has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Jessica David of Broom Road, Murston, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent. She was also given a two year extended licence supervision order. 

Maidstone Crown Court heard she got on board a at Queenborough railway station along with her partner and two dogs. They sat in a carriage where a man and his family, including young children, were sitting.

The prosecution told of how David showed signs of being drunk and had boarded the train holding a bottle of red wine. David’s dogs were left to run around the train and she encouraged the victim’s children to stroke the dogs.

She is said to have started swearing and shouting after the man asked the children to come away from the dogs, and approached the family when they asked her to stop shouting.

The man, who had got up to protect his family was then slapped around the face and hit with the wine bottle, leaving him with an open wound just below his right eye. 

At this point, the train arrived at Sheerness railway station and David, her dogs, and her partner left the train.

PC Adella Prescott, the investigating officer, said: "This was an unprovoked and violent attack on a man who was enjoying a day out with his young family. David clearly presents a danger to members of the public and I am pleased her lengthy sentence reflected the seriousness of this offence.

"I would like to thank the victim and witnesses for assisting myself and Kent Police in this investigation."