Glasgow & West Scotland

Carrie Rooney jailed for stabbing Suzanne Hill

A mother who stabbed a woman during a row in a shop in Glasgow has been jailed for 40 months.

Carrie Rooney, 30, attacked Suzanne Hill, 32, in Eurofoods, in the city's Possilpark area, on 1 November 2010.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard how Ms Hill sustained five wounds during the incident which was said to be the result of a "simmering feud".

Judge Lord Brailsford told Rooney he would have jailed her for five years but for her guilty plea.

The court heard how Ms Hill was opening the door to the shop, where she was going to buy a mobile phone top-up card, when she heard: "Here you, ya bitch."

Five wounds

She turned and saw Rooney walking towards her and both women began arguing.

Rooney drew out a knife and told Ms Hill to shut up or she would put the knife "through" her.

She then inflicted five wounds on her victim, who fell to the ground, screaming in pain.

Ms Hill had her wounds dressed by ambulance staff but did not suffer serious injury.

Rooney later admitted assaulting Ms Hill to her severe injury.

Jailing Rooney, Lord Brailsford told her it was fortunate Ms Hill had not suffered more serious injuries.

He added: "It was a short but very unpleasant incident."

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