Alison Salter, 30, of Rectory Walk, Bridlington, was sentenced at York Crown Court on Thursday 12th April 2012, to 10 years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to two charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Salter committed the assaults against a 24-year-old woman, with whom she was friends, at addresses in York and Selby in January 2011. As well as wounding her with a glass and a bread knife, Salter also bit her victim.
Detective Inspector Shaun Page, of North Yorkshire Police’s Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit in York, said:
“I am very pleased with the sentence handed down by the court. It sends a clear message that anyone committing violent crimes will face the full consequences of their actions.
“The assaults were committed by someone who the victim trusted. At the time of the offences the victim’s son, then aged 7, was present and actually witnessed the second assault taking place.
“These were vicious and nasty attacks, which have left the victim with significant, permanent scars on her face, head and arm.
“Due to the fact that the victim’s son witnessed one of the assaults, this was a very difficult and sensitive investigation to undertake.
“The investigation showed that in both instances Salter had been drinking heavily when the attacks occurred.”
Detective Constable Lucy Wise, of the Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit in York, the investigating officer in the case. She said:
“I would like to thank the victim for having the courage to take part in this investigation and helping us to achieve justice on her behalf.
“We hope that both she and her family can now start to rebuild their lives after a very traumatic time.”
Image: Alison Salter