Stabbing your boyfriend in a drug-fuelled rage would usually end in a jail sentence. But for an Oxford University student who aspires to be a heart surgeon, this was not quite the case.
A court heard that she would be sparred jail because she is a beautiful girl with “extraordinary” talent.
Lavinia Woodward, stabbed her Cambridge-educated boyfriend in the leg, before throwing a laptop, glass and a jam jar at him.
She also punched him in the incident. She met him on the Tinder dating app but by the time of the attack last September, the relationship had turned sour.
Judge Ian Pringle said:
‘It seems to me that if this was a complete one-off, to prevent this extraordinary, able young lady from following her long-held desire to enter the profession she wishes to, would be a sentence which would be too severe.
Woodward was given a restraining order and told to stay drug-free.
She had previously posted naked selfies on Facebook and taken drugs before stabbing her boyfriend, a friend said. ‘She became all dark and gothic and it was obvious she was into drugs.
‘It quickly got around that she was hooked on cocaine and, in a bid to beat it, went into rehab,’ the friend told The Sun.
Many on social media are outraged by the Judge’s comments in the hearing. Commentators have stated that her sentence is an example of #WhitePrivilege bias.
“We all have dreams and aspirations, but would we also get a slap on the wrist for stabbing someone whilst also on drugs? Come on! This is ridiculous”, James Baird told TNT News.