A teenager who bit and strangled a former pal in a nightclub, leaving her permanently scarred, for dating her ex-boyfriend has been jailed for 16 months.

Danielle Gaffar attacked Kyra Strachan, when they were both 18, in Dundee nightclub Aura over a "disagreement", a court heard.

Gaffar, now 19, and from Dundee, pleaded guilty to assaulting Miss Strachan and causing her severe injury and permanent disfigurement in a fight on February 3 this year.

The bite mark on Miss Strachan's face will leave scarring and she also suffered bruising to her face and forehead.

The horrible wound on her face will never fully heal

Dundee Sheriff Court heard how the pair had been close friends but there had been a "disagreement" and there remained some animosity.

Prosecutor Kirsten Letford said: "At the time of the offence the complainer was in a relationship with a man who was formerly the partner of the accused."

In a "fleeting moment of madness" Gaffar went up to Miss Strachan on the dance floor and attacked her from behind, pulling her to the ground, and banging her head on the floor several times.

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The court heard she then put her arm around Miss Strachan's throat so she was struggling to breathe and bit her on the right cheek so hard she needed eight stitches.

Despite Gaffar being a first time offender, Sheriff Tom Hughes rejected defence pleas not to jail her, condemning her actions as "reprehensible".

Kyra Strachan, pictured, was subjected to the attack when she was just 18

He said: "I make no bones about it – if I had been dealing with an adult, I'd be talking about a considerable number of years in prison.

"This can only be described as a brutal attack and there's been absolute outrage in the community in respect of this matter.

"The court cannot tolerate young people being involved in this type of behaviour.

"I have to take into account your age, that you were of previous good character, have been in no trouble since, and are genuinely remorseful.”

He added that she would be sent to prison due to the severe and brutal nature of the attack.