A thug teen who bit a chunk out of her ex-pal’s face during a crazed dancefloor attack has been locked up.
Danielle Gaffar, 19, pounced on Kyra Strachan at Aura nightclub on February 3 this year.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard that the pair were once firm friends but fell out over Gaffar’s ex-boyfriend.
Kyra, who as 18 at the time, received eight stitches in her face as a result of Gaffar’s savage assault.
Today, Gaffar was jailed for 16 months with Sheriff Tom Hughes slamming her “brutal” and “reprehensible” conduct.
Gaffar could be seen weeping heavily as she was led to the cells.
Speaking immediately after her sentence, Kyra said: “She got what she deserved. I’m just so glad it’s over. I can move on with my life now.”
Gruesome images shared on social media after she was attacked showed part of Kyra’s cheek hanging off.
Prosecutor Kirsten Letford previously revealed that Kyra initially had no idea that it was Gaffar who was attacking her.
She said: “While dancing, the complainer was pulled to the ground from behind unaware of who was assaulting her.
“She felt her head being banged off the floor several times and saw it was the accused that was assaulting her.”
Kyra suddenly felt a “sharp” pain on her face and discovered that she was being bitten by Gaffar.
Gaffar, of Tealing, pleaded guilty to striking Miss Strachan’s head off the ground, putting her arm around her throat and restricting her breathing and biting her on the face to her severe injury and permanent disfigurement.
She returned to the dock for sentencing following the preparation of social work reports.
Defence solicitor Jim Laverty said Gaffar has suffered multiple difficulties since committing the offence. He revealed his client had received death threats and lost out on a job because of the attack.
He urged Sheriff Hughes to impose a “robust” alternative to a custodial sentence.
Mr Laverty said: “This was an action which was entirely out of character. I have watched the deterioration of this young lady’s mental health.
“She has received death threats. She was due to begin a job but that was lost. The seriousness of this matter has not been lost on Miss Gaffar.
“It is clear that this was a fleeting moment of madness and loss of self-control which will never, ever be repeated again.”
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Mr Laverty added that the imposition of a custodial sentence would be “catastrophic” for his client.
When jailing Gaffar, Sheriff Hughes said: “This can only be described as a brutal attack. There has been absolute outrage in the community because of what happened.
“It was a reprehensible action on the night in question and the court can’t tolerate people being involved in that type of conduct.
“I have taken the view that a custodial sentence is the only way of dealing with this matter.”
The sheriff explained that he imposed his sentence based on Appeal Court guidelines in reference to offender’s under the age of 21.