Woman slit clubber’s throat at Cafe de Paris and boasted to friends about it

Victim Natalie Walsh

Victim Natalie Walsh

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Violent Leanne Bloomfield has been found guilty of slitting the throat of another clubber at popular central London nightspot Cafe de Paris.

The scar is still visible on victim Natalie Walsh's neckThe scar is still visible on victim Natalie Walsh's neck

Victim Natalie Walsh was walking through the club at around 2.30am on February 3 last year when she was grabbed by Bloomfield, 28, from Colchester.

The horrific attack saw Miss Walsh have her throat slit by a broken piece of glass.

She was given first aid by security at the club before being taken to hospital with a 5cm slash wound to the neck and head injuries.

Callous Bloomfield even boasted to friends after the attack, text messages recovered from her phone reveal.

Investigating officer Det ConWill Richards said: “Leanne Bloomfield’s actions demonstrated a shocking disregard for the potentially life-threatening consequences of such a vicious attack. In fact, both Leanne Bloomfield and Natalie Walsh are, in my opinion, very lucky that the injuries sustained were not very much more serious.

“The text messages sent by Bloomfield in the hours following this incident reveal a disturbing level of pride and satisfaction in her violence. Bloomfield has refused to accept her guilt throughout and, as a result, Natalie has had to wait nearly a year for this result.

“Natalie is continuing to recover well from her physical injuries and I hope this conviction will help her to put the matter behind her.”

The blurb on Cafe de Paris’ website says it is “a world famous destination venue for cabaret, French burlesque, live music and stylish dining experiences.”

Bloomfield will be sentenced for one count of grievous bodily harm on February 7.

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