A female soldier stands trial for allegedly cutting the throat of her friend in Magaluf with a broken bottle.
Sydney Cole, 20, could face up to 10 years in prison if her army friend Sarah Garrity, 23, was found guilty of the assault.
After a 14-hour booze binge at an all-you-can-drink foam party in April 2019, the young mum reportedly hit out at Sarah.
Lance Corporal Garrity lost four pints of blood, and when her throat was cut at the Bananas Club, her lungs collapsed according to the Daily Record records.
It is known that Garrity survived the attack only after a rugby player rushed to stop her injured neck from gushing blood.
After more than 24 hours in intensive care and three days in the general ward, she was rushed to a hospital in Palma, Spain.
When the assault occurred, Cole and Garrity were vacationing in Magaluf and sharing a hotel room with another female soldier, Deborah Ferguson.
At the time , local media claimed that Sarah was reportedly attempting to break up a row between Cole and Deborah, who had stopped talking to each other.
Sarah, from Ayrshire, Scotland, told court officials that she didn’t want her Army friend to be prosecuted.
Cole was later released from prison and told she could return to Britain, but after an investigating magistrate found that there was proof that she committed a crime, the 20-year-old would face a Spanish judge.
The soldier’s defense lawyer said: “A formal indictment has yet to be filed by state prosecutors.”
Cole was not removed from the army throughout the experience-and the couple continued to work together and even had to pose alongside each other in a parade.
A family source told the Daily Record, “We don’t feel that the Army has taken care of our girl the way she should have.”
She was supposed to stand with Cole in the parade when she got back to the base.
“For three months, she was off work and only one cop came out to see her. We are not pleased.”
“A spokesperson for the Army said:” We can confirm that an investigation is underway following an incident last year with a British soldier in Spain.
We are very serious about our duty of care to workers and a dedicated health officer is always assigned to ensure that pastoral assistance is provided to those who need it.
“It would be inappropriate to comment further, as this matter is under investigation.”