Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Help Catch the Woman Who Did This to Me; Innocent Mam Appeals after Crazed Attacker's Glass Attack in Pub

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Help Catch the Woman Who Did This to Me; Innocent Mam Appeals after Crazed Attacker's Glass Attack in Pub

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Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY

UGLY scars criss-cross the forehead of the innocent victim of a glass attack.

Corinne Frankland, 44, had the glass smashed in her face after she accidently bumped into a woman in a busy bar.

Corinne, a single parent to a 12-year-old boy, rarely gets the chance to go out and had joined a friend to commiserate with her after she lost her partner.

She decided to take her friend out for a few drinks in Durham city centre to cheer her up.

But what should have been an enjoyable evening exploded into bloody violence when Corinne became the victim of the unprovoked glass attack.

And today as police continue to hunt the reveller who narrowly avoided hitting Corinne in her eyes, the mam has told how she will not feel safe until her attacker is caught.

Corinne said: "It was horrendous, there was blood everywhere.

"I haven't been out since. I'm still scared I will run into her and I just don't want to risk it. I just want her caught."

Sales administrator Corinne, of Houghton-le-Spring, was drinking in Durham's Slug and Lettuce pub for the first time when she was attacked.

Corinne accidently knocked into the stranger, but quickly moved out of her way.

The woman flew into a rage and tipped a glass of wine down Corinne's back.

But when Corinne apologised the woman's anger only intensified.

"I said I didn't push her on purpose and that I was sorry but there were a lot of people at the bar.

"But she just started shouting in my face," she explained.

"And I just thought, I'm getting nowhere here, so I went to walk away." But as Corinne turned her back the woman launched a violent assault.

"Suddenly I just saw her coming for me out of the corner of my eye," she said.

"She just started hitting me in the head.

"At first I thought she was just punching me.

"All I could feel were these blows to my head and I thought it was her fist.

"But then I felt a glass break on my forehead and all of a sudden a lot of people were crowding around me and the blood was running into my eyes.

"The whole thing felt like it was happening in slow motion.

"And I couldn't see what was happening there was so much blood in my eyes. …

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