January 10, 2020 2.38 pm This story is over 27 months old

Vicious Grimsby face slasher thrown behind bars

The victim sustained life changing injuries

A 27-year-old woman has been jailed for almost eight years after slashing a victim’s face open in Grimsby and leaving her scarred for life.

Chloe Strong carried out the attack on Railway Street in Grimsby on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, after a reported argument with a woman. The victim was left with a deep cut on the right side of her head about seven inches (18cm) long.

Strong, of no fixed abode, was arrested two days later and blades were found on her. She was sentenced to seven years and nine months in prison at Grimsby Crown Court.

Detective Inspector Kerry Bull from Grimsby CID said: “This assault on the victim was horrendous and has resulted in her sustaining life-changing injuries. Her scar will be a constant reminder of the terrifying experience she went through.

“We have worked closely with the victim and have provided support to her throughout. She showed incredible courage and strength in coming forward and working with us to bring her attacker to justice.

“Chloe Strong initially claimed the attack was in self-defence and pleaded her innocence all the way through her trial. The reality is that on the day of the attack Strong had brought a Stanley knife with her, and she used it.

“She was arrested two days later and, on that day, blades were also found on her. That shows to me the level of violence Chloe Strong was prepared to go to with a knife.

“We do not and will not tolerate any sort of knife related crime across Humberside Police. This is one shocking example of what can happen when someone like Chloe Strong decides to use a blade in anger, and in crime. I want to thank my officers for their work in this case and congratulate them for taking this dangerous woman off the streets of Grimsby.”