AN Oxford University student dubbed “too clever to go to prison” has walked free for stabbing her ex-boyfriend in a drug-fuelled frenzy — but moaned she can’t go clubbing without being recognised. James Sturman QC, [her attorney], urged the judge to give Woodward a conditional discharge due to her “unique vulnerability, remorse and good character”.
He said: “She can’t even go to a nightclub in London, she’s so recognizable.
”While on bail she spent four weeks in a secure drug rehabilitation centre and doctors reports confirm she has stayed clean. Woodward stabbed Thomas Fairclough in the leg with a breadknife and hurled a laptop, glass and jam jar at him when they argued on September 30. Prosecutor Cathy Olliver said Woodward met her ex, a Cambridge PhD student, on Tinder.
Ms. Wood intends to become a heart surgeon.