Jealous party guest from Exmouth who glassed a woman in a rage is spared jail

PUBLISHED: 15:34 16 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:30 19 November 2018

Exeter Crown Court. Picture: Archant

Exeter Crown Court. Picture: Archant

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A jealous party guest from Exmouth who lashed out with a glass after seeing another woman talking to her ex boyfriend has been spared jail.

Exeter Crown Court. Picture: ArchantExeter Crown Court. Picture: Archant

A jealous party guest from who lashed out with a glass after seeing another woman talking to her ex boyfriend has been spared jail.

Rea Frame, from Exmouth, drank three bottles of wine before pouring her drink over a woman and glassing a friend who tried to intervene.

She left one victim (Victim 1) with a 2.5 centimetre cut on her forehead, scarring her permanently.

Frame was at a birthday party at Spoken, on The Strand, Exmouth, on April 1 2018 when she saw her Royal Marine ex partner with a woman, (Victim 2).

She went up to the group, which included other women and marines, and poured her drink over her. She hit (Victim 1) at least once with the glass in her hand.

The 35-year-old became aggressive when arrested. She blew her nose at a police officer, smearing mucus on his sleeve. Frame, of Colleton Way, Halsdon, admitted causing actual bodily harm to Victim 1 and assault by battery of Victim 2 and a police officer. She was jailed for 11 months, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to do 100 days unpaid community work by Judge David Evans, at Exeter Crown Court.

He said: “You got very drunk and saw your on-off partner speaking to another woman. It seems it is enough to put you into a jealous rage and assumed the worst without asking questions. You approached (Victim 2) and said ‘do we need to chat?’ You were unable to control yourself and poured your drink over her head.

“You then struck out with a glass in your hand. (Victim 1) tried to prevent you hurting her friend and the blow landed on her head. It was great good fortune for her, and for you, that no glass went into her eye, or you would be going to prison today.”

The judge suspended the sentence because Frame is a single mother of two boys of school age, and because she has since addressed a previously-undiagnosed mental health issue.

Caroline Bolt, prosecuting, said when police arrived Frame pretended to collapse and was taken to hospital, where she threw a tantrum.

Kelly Scrivener, defending, said Frame was in the middle of an emotional breakdown at the time of the offence and has been receiving counselling. She said Frame was ashamed by her behaviour and has since changed her lifestyle.

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