A student,Shadiya Omar, 22, attacked Justin Lloyd, also 22, after he argued with her friend following a night out in the city centre. Mr Lloyd from Blackley approached Omar’s friend outside the Mercure Hotel in Piccadilly Gardens on October 18, 2014, but when the pair began arguing, Omar intervened and hit him with her shoe.
The court heard Omar reacted by rushing to her friend’s aid and struck Mr Lloyd in the eye with the designer shoe.
Prosecuting, Jonathan Savage, said: ‘
He was then struck a single blow to the left eye with an object. His next reaction was feeling that he has been hit in the eye and feeling a long object in front of his left eye, he had to pull it out.’
The court heard there was a dispute between the women and Mr Lloyd’s group of friends as she attempted to get in a black cab.Police arrived to the scene and Omar was arrested in a room at the Mercure Hotel where her boyfriend had been staying.
Mr Lloyd was treated at the Manchester Eye Hospital for injuries to his left eye.
He said he was forced to quit work as a labourer and has become conscious of his scarred eye.
Omar, who pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding, said she had only removed her shoes because they were hurting and was not intending to use them as a weapon.She was only brandishing the heel to stop Mr Lloyd hassling her friend, with no motive to actually strike him in the eye.
Judge Lindsey Kushner QC sentenced Omar to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for two years.Omar must also complete six months of unpaid community work and supervision, as well as pay a £100 victim surcharge fee.