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Rise of the thugettes: Quarter of ALL violent assaults in Britain are now carried out by women


By Matthew Hickley

Last updated at 7:37 AM on 26th May 2009




A quarter of all violent assaults in England and Wales are now carried out by women.

The shocking figures, police believe, can be put down to binge-drinking and the so-called 'ladette culture'.

Officers say young women are increasingly challenging their male counterparts when it comes to drunken yobbishness and booze-fuelled brawling.

Violence is now the most common reason for women in England and Wales to be arrested, recently overtaking theft and handling stolen goods.


article-1187531-0516CF3A000005DC-580_468x578.jpg Police say women are increasingly turning to violence, often fuelled by alcohol (picture posed by models)


A Home Office report shows 24 per cent of all violent incidents last year were blamed on a female attacker, or were gang assaults in which women or girls took part alongside men.

Separate figures from police records reveal a massive rise in the number of women arrested for 'violence against the person' offences.

They more than doubled from 37,000 ten years ago to 88,000 last year - equal to 240 arrests a day.








Images of young women staggering helplessly between bars in city centres or collapsed in gutters have become commonplace.

Critics have accused pubs and clubs of fuelling the problems by deliberately targeting females with discount drink offers and free entry, while police say that women no longer provide the kind of 'calming influence' on male drinkers which they once did.

The latest analysis is based on British Crime Survey findings, drawn from interviews with tens of thousands of householders across England and Wales.

In 2007-8 they show that 13 per cent of assaults were committed by women, with a further 11 per cent blamed on mixed groups of men and women. The total of 24 per cent is up from 21 per cent in 2001-2.

The study attributes 28 per cent of minor injury assaults to women, and 23 per cent of domestic violence.

The Home Office no longer includes a figure in the annual report on how many violent offenders were thought to be drunk at the time of the assault, although in 2004-5 it was 48 per cent - rising to 60 per cent for 'stranger violence'.



Twenty per cent of assaults take place in or immediately outside pubs or clubs, rising to 34 per cent for attacks by strangers, according to the British Crime Survey .



article-1187531-0516D783000005DC-417_468x312.jpg Police blame late-night boozing for some of the violence being perpetrated by women (picture posed by models)


The figures will add to fears that the binge-drinking culture is spiralling out of control, driven by rock-bottom prices for alcohol in supermarkets and off-licences, discount offers in pubs and bars, and Labour's 24-hour drinking reforms which allow venues to stay open late into the night.


Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling said: 'The growth of binge drinking is clearly having an impact on the level of violence on our streets.

'It's time for a proper review of the Government's 24-hour drinking regime and for changes that can help reduce levels of violence.'

Simon Reed, vice-chairman of the rank-and-file Police Federation, said the figures were shocking but would not surprise frontline officers.

He said: 'We have had our concerns for some time. We have seen a degeneration of behaviour on our streets over the past ten years.

'And where once young women had a calming effect on rowdy men, we increasingly see them involved in the violence.

'We have a cocktail of factors which are fuelling this, including licensed premises encouraging women in with special offers or free entry.

'It is time for a serious rethink about licensing laws, and the way we deal with drunken offenders.

'I believe we've been too soft in the past, handing out penalty notices or warnings when we should be prosecuting them and putting them before the courts.

'Local authorities do their best but they are often swamped by the sheer scale of it. Licensing companies are so wealthy that they inevitably have the resources and legal advice to get their own way.'

A recent study using data released under the Freedom of Information Act exposed dramatic increases in numbers of women arrested for drunk and disorderly offences.

Twenty-one police forces were able to provide historical data showing a 53 per cent increase, up from 3,847 arrests in 2003-4 to 5,891 last year. And

NHS figures reveal a sharp rise over the past five years in the number of women admitted to hospital as emergency cases as a direct result of their own or someone else's drinking - including injuries from drunken assaults.

They rose from 396 per 100,000 people in 2001-2 to 510 per 100,000 - a rise of 29 per cent. For men, the figure rose from 714 to 909 per 100,000 over the same period.

One recent medical study found that young women are hitting the bottle even harder than men, with 36 per cent of females in their twenties admitting to regular binge drinking, compared with 33 per cent of men.

Police are increasingly concerned that gang culture is drawing young girls into routine and casual violence.


The Metropolitan Police has acknowledged the emergence of girl-only gangs in the capital as well as many mixed-sex gangs, and there are reports of initiation rites requiring young girls to carry out muggings and robberies.

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Danielle Lloyd rushed to hospital with 'serious injuries following unprovoked nightclub attack'


By Caroline Grant

Last updated at 6:51 AM on 26th May 2009




These were the shocking images after model Danielle Lloyd was allegedly attacked by two women in a nightclub brawl early on Bank Holiday Monday.

The 25-year-old is shown lying sprawled on the pavement outside, shoeless and bloodied.

Female friends gathered round her are also flecked with blood. Miss Lloyd, who had smiled happily for photographers as she arrived at the Crystal nightclub in central London, is said to have been thrown on to a table of drinks.



Enlarge article-1187436-0516A3C2000005DC-928_468x379.jpg Bloodied: Danielle Lloyd on the pavement outside the nightclub after being attacked



article-1187436-05169F51000005DC-838_468x363.jpg Danielle's face is covered in blood as she is helped by friends after the incident


article-1187436-0515148B000005DC-237_233x681.jpg Danielle smiled for photographers earlier in the night


It is the second time in a month that the reality television star has been assaulted on a night out.

A spokesman for Miss Lloyd, who is dating Spurs footballer Jamie O'Hara, said she was having emergency surgery to a serious injury to her leg.

'Danielle sustained a serious wound to her back which required stitches upon arrival at hospital,' the spokesman said. 'The injury to her leg is more serious.'

He added: 'Danielle had been socialising with six friends, including her boyfriend Jamie O'Hara, when the unprovoked attack occurred at around 2.30am. Danielle was thrown on to a table of drinks by two females.

'An ambulance was called and Mr O'Hara awaited its arrival outside before travelling with Miss Lloyd to the hospital.'

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that two women had been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and bailed until a date in July.

At the beginning of the month Miss Lloyd, who has appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, said she suffered a cut lip in a bar fracas with friends of O'Hara's ex-girlfriend, Sade Metcalfe.

Miss Lloyd claimed one of the group hit her in the face as she turned to leave Funkymojoe bar in South Woodford, North-East London.

At the time police confirmed officers were investigating reports of an assault at the venue.

Miss Lloyd shot to fame when she was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title in 2006 after it was revealed she was having a relationship with one of the judges, footballer Teddy Sheringham, at the time of the final.

Since dating Sheringham, she has been linked to a string of other footballers including Marcus Bent, who played for Charlton Athletic at the time, and Spurs striker Jermain Defoe.

Lloyd was invited to join the cast of Celebrity Big Brother in 2007.

While in the house she became embroiled in a racism row which saw her being accused of bullying Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty along with Jade Goody and former pop star Jo O'Meara.



article-1187436-05151487000005DC-321_468x711.jpg Danielle with boyfriend Jamie O'Hara hours before the attack. She was rushed to hospital with wounds to her back and leg after allegedly being thrown on to a table of drinks by two women at a nightclub in London




The incident happened at Crystal nightclub in central London

She recently revealed that as a young woman she had been the victim of domestic violence.

At the age of 16, Lloyd began modelling, frequently entering competitions in and around Liverpool.


Upon finishing school, she decided to pursue a dual career in modelling and as a beautician specializing in massage. She is a qualified nail technician.

Just as she was beginning her modelling career, Lloyd was brutally attacked by her boyfriend of the time.

She was dragged from her moving car after an argument with him, suffering severe bruising to her body and losing most of her hair. Lloyd spoke out to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

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It could also be because men are becoming more likely to report abuse. It's been well documented that women commit the majority of abuse in relationships, but men are afraid of looking like pansies for reporting it.

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