A BOURNEMOUTH woman who ‘glassed’ a stranger in a nightclub has been given a second chance after breaching the conditions of a suspended sentence order.

Yasmin Thomas was handed a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years in August after pleading guilty to smashing a glass into a man’s face at Bar So in the early hours of February 23 this year.

On Friday, the 21-year-old- who lost her job as an estate agent over the attack - admitted three breaches of the order, in that she had demonstrated “unacceptable behaviour” during unpaid work assignments on three occasions – on September 12 and twice on October 3.

At the original sentencing hearing, Judge John Harrow said Thomas had one of the worst records of violence he had seen for a person her age.

On Friday, ordering Thomas to complete three compliance sessions on top of her existing requirements, Judge Harrow said those guilty of a breach were “almost all given one chance”.

“I hope you understand that you had been given a chance,” he said of the original sentence. “If you didn’t, the press could have reminded you how lucky you were.”

The judge said he had borne in mind details of Thomas’ past which had not been read out in court to spare her embarrassment, but that he would not allow the court to be influenced by the “public response to the original sentence”.

“If you don’t comply with all conditions to the letter you are going to go through that door at the back,” he said.

At the original hearing Thomas, of Cowdry Gardens, Townsend, was ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to her victim Ronnie Lee, who suffered a fractured eye socket in the attack.

She had 17 previous convictions for assault and battery.

The details of the behaviour which incurred the breaches were not heard, but Tom Evans said in mitigation that there were “contributory factors” including “press reports” of Thomas’ original sentencing which left her “feeling like she couldn’t breathe”.

He said her mother had suffered a stroke on one of the days when a breach occurred, and that she was afraid she might have cancer.

“She accepts her behaviour was unacceptable,” he said.

“As is clear from her letter, she says there was no excuse for her behaviour.”

Mr Evans alluded to his client’s “history as regards being in care”, and said she was being assessed for a course of cognitive behavioural therapy to treat her unstable personality disorder.

He said she had complied fully with the Thinking Skills programme requirement of the order.

Thomas was ordered to pay £150 costs.