Woman charged over stiletto heel attack

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A woman appeared in court today charged with wounding after a man was stabbed through the eye with a stiletto heel.

Staci Hargreaves, 33, from Stalybridge, Cheshire, appeared before Bradford Crown Court to face charges after Gavin Taylor, 28, was taken to hospital following the attack earlier this month.



He suffered the injury in the back of a taxi while travelling home from a night out in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, with Hargreaves, his girlfriend, and is still recovering in hospital.



Hargreaves is charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.



Appearing in court, she spoke only to confirm her name.



A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said shortly after the attack: "At around 2am on Sunday (February 7), police received reports of a serious assault which occurred in a vehicle travelling through Huddersfield town centre.



"A 28-year-old man was struck to the head and taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.



"He was subsequently transferred to Leeds General Infirmary and is currently in a stable but critical condition."



Police said the stiletto penetrated Mr Taylor's eye socket and touched his brain.



Hargreaves was granted conditional bail to appear at Bradford Crown Court on April 29 for a plea and case management hearing, with a provisional date of July 19 for trial.