Barmaid who attacked a mother at London Eye is spared jail

Stephanie Letten (pictured outside court last month), 21, from Clapham in south London, launched an attack on Michelle James

Stephanie Letten (pictured outside court last month), 21, from Clapham in south London, launched an attack on Michelle James

A barmaid who attacked a mother and ripped out clumps of her hair after refusing to to apologise for hitting the woman's daughter with a toilet door at the London Eye has avoided jail.

Stephanie Letten, 21, called Michelle James a 'fat pig' before launching the attack in the cubicle near to the popular tourist attraction on July 4 this year.

A court heard that Ms James' daughter has been left so frightened by the incident that she has started to wet the bed because she is too scared to use her own toilet.

Croydon Magistrates' Court heard the incident began when Letten came out of the disabled lavatory and hit Ms James' three-year-old daughter with the door.

Ms James said: 'My daughter said her shoulder hurt and I checked it. The lady looked at us and I said: "You could say sorry."

'She said: "I'm not going to, I don't have to say sorry" and started mumbling to herself and just walked away.'

Ms James said she the heard Letten shouting 'that lady's a pig' from the sink area.

Letten's friend Yasmin Sinclair then stood behind Ms James in the cubicle to ask her what had happened.

'I then heard the lady started to shout again, I heard her getting closer so I turned around,' Ms James continued. 'Miss Letten started saying she was going to take me on.

'I said: "Don't think because I'm fat and old you can take me on" as this is the kind of thing she had been saying about me earlier.

'She tried to hit me with her right hand. I put up my hand but neither of us made contact because Miss Sinclair was in between us.

'She then tried to kick me. I was still in the cubicle with my daughter at this time as there was nowhere to go. When she raised her hand to grab my hair she did so.

'I shoved her and her friend out of the cubicle towards the sinks. She then

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