Woman who hit ex-boyfriend in the eye with stiletto in Ipswich park given suspended sentence

Gippeswyk Park

Gippeswyk Park

A woman who hit her former boyfriend in the eye with the stiletto heel of her shoe causing an injury which needed surgery has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Immediately after the late night attack in Gippeswyk Park, Ipswich, Oliver Goodey screamed that he couldn’t see and he later underwent surgery for a detached retina, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

He had since made a full recovery from the attack by his former girlfriend Kelly Nazer, said Matthew Sorel-Cameron, prosecuting.

Nazer, 22, of Old Road, Clacton on Sea admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Goodey on January 18 this year.

Sentencing her Judge Rupert Overbury said she had used the heel of her shoe as a weapon.

He said he it was easy to see from a series of text messages between her and Mr Goodey how the situation had escalated on the night in question.

He said there had been an element of jealousy and possessiveness in Mr Goodey’s behaviour earlier in the evening but nothing excused the way she had acted.

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Nazer was given a 12 month prison sentence suspended for 18 months and ordered to do 50 hours unpaid work . She was also given 18 months supervision by the probation service and banned from going to pubs, clubs or restaurants for 12 months.

Mr Sorel-Cameron said Nazer and Mr Goodey had been in a two year relationship which ended in December last year.

On January 17 Mr Goodey had gone to Liquid nightclub in Ipswich to celebrate his birthday and had ended up having an argument with Nazer who was also in the nightclub.

Mr Goodey had left the club after throwing lager over her and following an exchange of texts messages the couple had met up in Gippeswyk Park at 4am.

There was a further heated argument during which Nazer had snatched Mr Goodey’s glasses and snapped them before getting him in a headlock and punching him in the face.

She had then taken off her shoe and hit him in the eye with the stiletto heel.”He described it like a hammer blow,” said Mr Sorel- Cameron.

Following the assault Nazer told a friend what she had done and said she “felt good about it” and that Mr Goodey deserved it.

In addition to the detached retina Mr Goodey suffered cuts to the back of his head, the corner of his eye and his nose.

Nicola Devas for Nazer said Mr Goodey had been upset and angry in Liquid and had swung a bottle at She said her client had a number of problems.

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