Men dropped sofa from rooftop leaving woman badly injured

Edita Butkeviciute said that she lives in pain every day following the incident.

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Two men have admitted severely injuring a woman by dropping a sofa from a rooftop in Aberdeen.

Edita Butkeviciute said she lives in pain every day with metal plates placed in her spine following the incident on December 7, 2019.

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Tuesday, Barrie Law and Lee Morrison pled guilty to culpable and reckless conduct. The charge included causing severe injury, permanent disfigurement and impairment.

Ms Butkeviciute, 31, said she was glad the pair had admitted their guilt.

In a statement released through Digby Brown Solicitors, she said: “It’s been more than a year since my injuries and I still have metal plates in my spine.

“I’m in pain every day, cannot sit straight for longer than 40 minutes and I’m not able to go back to work.

“I am glad these two men admitted what happened so other people can learn an important lesson because you can’t go about throwing things from windows – people can get seriously hurt and what happened to me proves that.

“I’ve been helped a lot by my sister-in-law and my best friend and I am grateful for their support but I would now like my privacy respected so I can focus on my physical recovery.”

The sheriff deferred sentence until May 31 to obtain a criminal justice social work report and a restriction of liberty order suitability assessment.