Two women who viciously attacked another woman as she got off a bus in #Birmingham city centre, have been jailed.
A 20-year-old woman was found collapsed in Bull Street, Birmingham just before 9.40pm on Wednesday 1 May last year and taken to hospital with serious head injuries.
It was found that the victim had been sat on board the bus with her friend minding her own business in front of a large group. As they all got near to Martineau Place in the city centre, an unprovoked attack left one woman in a critical condition and fighting for her life. She sadly has lasting brain damage and has had to undertake an extensive rehabilitation programme.
Atiyyah Gidden of Kellet Road in #Nechells was charged with causing wounding with intent after CCTV images showed her kicking and punching the victim to the head. She originally fled to Manchester, but handed herself in to police a month later. The 21-year-old was jailed for 11 years at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday (8 April), despite pleading not guilty.
In police interview, Gidden claimed the victim had approached her first and had accused her of staring – she said she had took this to mean she wanted to fight.
Her accomplice, 23-year-old Savannah Ward of Wryley Road in #Aston who pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm at an earlier hearing, was handed an eight and a half year sentence on the same day last week.