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