Photo: Victim – Kate Nield


McCluskey, of Brook Close, Southport previously pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, but later admitted the lesser charge of wounding.

Judge Flewitt today sentenced McCulskey to two years behind bars, suspended for two years, and ordered her to carry out 180 hours of unpaid community work.


Southport woman to be sentenced following brutal attack

29-year-old Claire McCluskey appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday 21 September following  the brutal attack.

Liverpoool Crown Court heard how Claire McCluskey launched her shocking attack on Kate Nield, 26 at a house party in Marshside in Southport on Friday, February 26 this year.

At the time of the incident, friends of the victim told, “My friend was brutally attacked by another girl she had her cheek bitten off, she is now undergoing major plastic surgery.

“No one deserves to go through this her parents and brother are devastated she has two young daughters who have had to witness their mums pain and upset please help me raise this money to help Kate maybe buy some good make up and take her daughters for a nice day out”.

Claire McCluskey, initially pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. But later admitted the lesser charge of wounding and was set to be sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday afternoon.

The judge adjourned sentencing until Friday and remanded McCluskey on bail.

The judge also added that a decision had not been made as to his sentence, but she should come to court prepared for the possibility of going to jail.


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