October 2020

Boozed-up mum attacked girl, 14, with shard of glass during furious rampage

A crazed mum slashed a 14-year-old girl across the chest with a shard of glass from a broken mirror in a booze-fuelled frenzy.

Charlotte Owens, 32, went berserk after returning home from an all-night binge, smashing a mirror and attacking the girl in front of four terrified younger children.

The bleeding and crying 14-year-old called the police as Owens’ now estranged husband tried to restrain her.

Mum-of-six Owens pled not guilty to assault of a child and threatening behaviour at Hamilton Sheriff Court but was found guilty after a trial.

Call centre worker Owens burst into her bedroom at lunchtime on January 27 to sleep-off the effects of a drinking session only to find her husband playing with five kids. She flew into a furious rage and began a rampage through the house.

Owens stormed into the en-suite shower room yelling and punched the mirror, shattering it as the 14-year-old girl tried to calm her.

But Owens, now known as Morris, bent down and grabbed a shard before lunging at the 14-year-old and slashing twice at her chest – slicing through her T-shirt and into her flesh.

One former friend of Owens said: “She was feeling and looking the worse for wear after her boozy night out and wanted to go to sleep to recover. She wasn’t happy they didn’t vacate the room quickly enough for her so she went to the en-suite shouting and punched the mirror.

“She ran at the girl like a crazy person and slashed her. The girl was very scared.”

Owens was tackled to the floor by her husband but continued to lash out – stabbing the crying 14-year-old twice in the foot.

The former pal said: “The husband, with difficulty, managed to push her to the ground to try to stop the attack.

“But it didn’t stop her and she continued to inflict damage before her husband could drag her away. During the scuffle, all of the children were screaming and crying in terror.”

Owens then broke a wooden spindle off the staircase and brandished it at her husband, sending him fleeing with the screaming kids.

The former pal added: “She wielded it around while threatening her husband who had to retreat with the children into the safety of the bedroom.”

Her brave 14-year-old victim dialled 999 and police raced to the scene – arresting Owens at a pal’s place after she fled the house.

Owens, from Hamilton, was slapped with a community payback order with one year supervision and a non-harassment order for two years when she was sentenced on October 2