August 15, 2018

Oxford student branded ‘too clever’ to be jailed after stabbing boyfriend (Mirror)

Oxford student branded ‘too clever’ to be jailed after stabbing boyfriend (Mirror)

An aspiring heart surgeon branded ‘too clever’ for prison has avoided jail for attacking her Tinder lover with a knife.

Oxford University medical student Lavinia Woodward, 24, admitted stabbing boyfriend Thomas Fairclough during a drink and drug-fuelled fight at Christ Church College.

She was handed a 10-month suspended sentence at Oxford Crown Court.

Last May Judge Ian Pringle told Woodward that she was unlikely to go to prison after he slapped her with a restraining order and delayed sentencing.

At the time he told her: “If this was a one-off, to prevent this extraordinarily able young lady from following her desire to enter the [medical] profession would be too severe.” Read more

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