THE EMPLOYERS of disgraced estate agent Yasmin Thomas have confirmed she no longer works for the Westbourne-based firm.
Ronnie Lee was told he was lucky he wasn’t blinded after the 21-year-old sales negotiator lunged at him in a vicious attack at Bar So nightclub in February.
Despite having 17 previous convictions for violent offences, Thomas, who worked at Palmer Snell Estate Agents, walked free from the dock after she was handed a suspended prison term at Bournemouth Crown Court earlier this month.
Audrey Archer, mitigating, told the told court Thomas’ employers were aware of the offence and had provided character references describing her as was a “hard-working” employee with a “bright future” ahead of her.
A spokesman from Countrywide Estate, the parent company of Palmer Snell, has since confirmed Thomas is no longer employed by the firm.
Judge John Harrow handed Thomas a 12 month sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered her to complete an anger management course. She was also ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid community work and pay Mr Lee £1,000 in compensation.
Following the judgement, Mr Lee, a 24-year-old telesales company director, claimed Thomas was spared jail because she is a woman.
“If it was the other way around and I did that to her, I would be going straight to jail,” he said.
“What happens next time if she does something and it’s life-threatening? She could end up killing someone.”
Tobias Ellwood, MP for Bournemouth East, said he would be urging the Attorney General to review Thomas’ sentence.
He said: "This is now the third case of this nature that I have seen in Bournemouth in recent months, so I will now be seeking a meeting with the Attorney General to discuss these particular cases and to ask whether changes to the law are necessary to ensure that cases of this kind do not occur again in the future."