Clerkenwell beauty therapist beat student with her stilettos
A TRAINEE beauty therapist who beat a man over the head with her stilettos then gave herself up after she saw a CCTV image of herself in the Islington Gazette is facing jail.
Jodie Tiley, 22, of Lloyd Square, Clerkenwell, was caught on camera attacking French student Matthieu Motte, 27, with her heels outside a takeaway in Holloway.
Violence had erupted at the Shish Kebab shop in Seven Sisters Road on March 14 last year when Mr Motte objected to Tiley and her friend putting their shoes on the shop counter.
Within minutes, the argument spilled out onto the street and Mr Motte was attacked by one of Tiley’s male friends, who chewed off part of his ear. The biter has never been caught.
Tiley was due to stand trial at Blackfriars Crown Court but admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm moments before the jury were sworn in.
Her friend Toni Barrow, 22, earlier pleaded guilty to a charge of affray.
CCTV footage first showed Tiley on the phone and then the door of the kebab shop was flung open and the unknown male rushed out.
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Mr Motte was beaten with a stool by the unknown man while Tiley and Barrow hit him over the head with their stilettos and kicked him with their bare feet. The male then sunk his teeth into Mr Motte’s ear.
The student had to undergo emergency surgery at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel to reattach the tissue that was ripped off.
Photographs of his bruised and bloodied face – including a circular cut below one eye – were shown to the judge.
Barrow and Tiley eventually gave themselves up after friends and family saw images of them published in the Islington Gazette following the assault.
Tania Panagiotopolou, defending, said Tiley admitted her role on the basis that she was “not aiming at the face of the complainant and that this was a spur-of-the-moment action”.She added: “It is completely out of character.
“Had she [Tiley] not surrendered, she would never have been arrested.The moment she appreciated that the incident was far more sinister than what she appreciated on the night, she immediately handed herself to the police.”
She will now be sentenced alongside Barrow on April 20. Judge Henry Blacksell QC warned Tiley jail was a possibility and said it was “particularly unpleasant using the shoes” in the attack.
He added: “You yourself can see what occurred that night. The CCTV is clear and it isn’t attractive.”
Tiley, who left school aged 14, was originally charged with wounding with intent but admitted the lesser charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Barrow, of Moray Road, Finsbury Park, earlier admitted affray.