June 19, 2023 6.38 pm This story is over 9 months old

Aspiring female pilot receives suspended sentence for glass attack

Young pilot’s dream takes a turbulent turn after New Year’s Eve incident

A New Year’s Eve celebration took a dark turn for Leyla Binns, 20, an aspiring pilot and former student at the UK’s pioneering air and space training institute (IASTI) in Newark, Notts. Binns was involved in a altercation which left ex-soldier, Harrison Savage, with a 3cm gash under his left eye.

Lincoln Crown Court heard the details of the incident, where Binns, following a quarrel involving her friend, Emily Barker, and Savage, threw a glass which unintentionally struck Savage. Binns’s recklessness resulted in a suspended sentence.

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