A WOMAN who caused significant facial injuries with a glass has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Siyanda Allora Mngaza, appeared at Swansea Crown Court on Friday, March 14 to be sentenced for causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The 21-year-old had been found guilty of the offence at an earlier trial, where a jury heard how she had hit another woman on the forehead with a glass, which shattered on impact.

The incident took place at the Ancient Briton Hotel caravan park in Ystradgynlais on May 25, 2019. Police received a report of a disturbance, and arrived to find the victim sitting on a camping chair with a two to three inch laceration to her forehead and swelling to the side.

Officers were told the suspect had hit the victim with a cocktail glass, which broke on impact.

Mngaza, of Caerphilly, was arrested within five minutes of police arriving at the scene and was charged with wounding with assault. She was sentenced to 54 months in prison.

Inspector Gwyndaf Bowen said: “This was a lengthy and complex investigation, overseen by PC Ryan Overd who carried out all possible enquiries to get justice for the victim.

“Firstly, he worked swiftly in contacting a large number of victims to gain evidence and secure a charge. On securing the charge, PC Overd continued to gather evidence to secure a strong case which was put forward to a jury.

“The sentence handed down by the court goes to show what a nasty incident this was, and the significant impact it had on the victim.”