Heavenly Iris Star Partington dodges prison after brutal glassing attack in Dunsborough pub
A young woman who went on an alcohol-fuelled attack at a South West pub that saw her glass a stranger and push another into a table so hard her head split open has been spared jail.
Heavenly Iris Star Partington, 22, was handed a suspended prison sentence for the brutal assault at Dunsborough Tavern in November, which saw her attack two women from behind.
During the drunken outburst, Partington glassed one of her victims, who required 26 stitches and was left with permanent scars as a result, and then pushed another into a table, causing her head to split open.
In handing down her sentence in Busselton Magistrates Court on August 9, Magistrate Linda Keane said the attack was very unlikely from someone of Partington’s character.
“It’s a level of violence one expects from a man in his 40s who’s 6 foot 2 and covered in tattoos, not a 21-year-old woman,” the magistrate said.
Partington told the court her actions were “disgusting.”
Ms Keane handed down a two-year suspended imprisonment order as sentence, saying it was clear since her last appearance in March, Partington had done “all she can” to prove she “wasn’t that person anymore”.
“It’s clear you’ve grabbed this opportunity with two hands and you’ve showed up,” she said.
“I take it was sincere when you say you wish you could apologise in person . . . you show a great deal of shame, guilt and remorse.”
“In my view, community safety and public protection doesn’t require you to go to prison at this time and my fear would be that you come out more damaged.”
Part of this process included completing a victim offender mitigation interview, however, her victims refused to take part.
Partington has also been banned from Dunsborough Tavern as a result of the incident.
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