Teenager 'Nearly Blinded' In Stiletto Attack Following School Grad

Teenager 'Nearly Blinded' In Stiletto Attack Following School Grad

Shannon Jordan (19) who struck a teenage girl with a stiletto heel during a drunken row after school graduation, could face prison.

A report in The Irish Independent said that Jordan, from Co. Clare, who struck the victim in the face with the pointed heel of her shoe, was told by a Judge she could go to prison if she fails to comply with the Probation Service.

In her victim impact statement, Natasha Griffin McMahon who suffered a fractured eye socket and laceration during the assault, said she came close to being nearly blinded.


If (the cut from the stiletto) had been even slightly higher I would have lost my eye completely or at best my sight. It terrifies me to think of how much my life would have been affected.

Griffin McMahon who was 17 at the time of the attack, had to undergo surgery and said it took four or five months before she began to regain feeling and movement in the side of her face.

The assault happened in Shannon town centre during a row between Griffin McMahon and Jordan's (now ex) boyfriend.

Ennis Circuit Court heard that Griffin McMahon pushed Jordan, who was carrying her shoes, and Jordan struck her in the face with the heel.

Jordan was told she faces prison unless she co-operates with the Probation service. Her legal representative said her engagement to date with the service had not been entirely satisfactory.

Jordan has been paying €50 a week in compensation to Griffin McMahon since February this year and her solicitor had €1,700 in court. Overall, Jordan is to pay €5,000 to Griffin McMahon.

Jordan, who claimed she acted in self-defence, pleaded guilty to the assault which happened in 2015. She was remanded on bail until sentencing on December 18th.

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Niamh Burke

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