Naked woman who attacked boyfriend with wine bottle after night out spared jail

A 21-year-old woman who stripped naked and attacked her lover with a wine bottle in a drunken hotel row has been spared jail.

Amelia Oxenford was filmed shoving boyfriend Alex Buttigieg out of their room in Ascot Hyde Park Hotel, Bayswater, west London.

CCTV caught the former Bournemouth University student chasing him through a corridor with no clothes on and lunging at him with a bottle at 2.45am on Wednesday, January 16.

It came as the couple – who had downed two bottles of wine and cocktails – argued over Oxenford seeing another man when they briefly separated.

By the time police arrived, Oxenford had snatched Mr Buttigieg's glasses off and slashed his nose with a shard of broken glass in their room.

Magistrates were shown footage, pixellated to hide her private parts, before finding her guilty last Monday of assault and causing £300 of criminal damage to the spectacles.

Oxenford, wearing a brown turtleneck, wept quietly in the dock as she was let off with a community order at Westminster Magistrates' Court today.

District Judge Ken Grant told Oxenford, who works at a veterinary centre: "I can quite understand having the trial reported must have been upsetting for you.

"The offences are clearly serious enough for a community punishment to be imposed.

"I am in no doubt at all that you will find it difficult to comply with it but you must comply with it."

Judge Grant sentenced Oxenford to a 12 month community order with a 10 day rehabilitation activity requirement and 160 hours of unpaid work.

She must also pay a court bill of £950 – £620 in costs, £250 in compensation to Mr Buttigieg and a £80 victim surcharge.

Oxenford, of Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, had been with Mr Buttigieg for nine months but dated another man when they briefly separated.

"Ms Oxenford and the complainant have been seeing each other," said Jennifer Gatland, prosecuting.

"They had both been drinking when Ms Oxenford was texting a male she had been seeing during their split.

"The complainant said he did not want to argue but the argument commenced in the hotel room."

The row then spilled into the corridor of the hotel, trapping them outside meaning that Mr Buttigieg went to reception to get another key.

"The hotel room door closed behind them and she was left in the corridor naked," Ms Gatland continued.

"She thought he had left her deliberately."

Ms Gatland then referenced the CCTV footage shown at trial.

"It shows Ms Oxenford following Mr Buttigieg from the hotel room and into the corridor.

"She appears to have a bottle in her hand. She swings the bottle towards him several times.

"There was a bottle being used and swung around."

After Mr Buttigieg returned with another key, the argument continued and Oxenford broke his glasses.

Ms Gatland said: "Later she is still remonstrating with him and is still naked. She was holding onto his leg.

"She later pushes him to the floor and he reaches for his now broken glasses before she attacks him again."

When police arrived they heard an 'agitated' Oxenford wearing just a bra and threatening to jump out of a hotel window.

Before she was convicted, she said: "I was terrified and vulnerable and he was very aggressive.

"I have a good job and work hard and like to think I'm a good citizen. I've never committed a crime.

"I felt like I was defending myself in all honesty and felt he did hit me as well."

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