Soldier 'glassed in the neck' by squaddie pal in Magaluf nightclub says 'I'm alive and that's all that matters'

THE soldier allegedly glassed in the neck by her squaddie pal in Magaluf broke her silence today to say: "I'm alive and that’s all that matters."

Sarah Anne Garrity, from Glasgow, was recovering in hospital after her friend Sydney Cole, 19, is claimed to have attacked her in a Majorca nightclub on Sunday.



Cole appeared in court and reportedly could face an attempted homicide charge.

Sarah Anne today spoke out for the first time since the alleged attack.

She wrote on Facebook: "I can’t reply to all the message but I am alive and that’s all that matters", alongside a praying emoji.

She received another raft of messages of support in response to her post.

Becky Thompson sad: "Thinking of you. Sending all my love and hope you have a speedy recovery."

Hugh Alan Mcilwraith wrote: "Glad to hear Sarah! Get well soon."

Fiona Murray added: "So good to here your ok luv get well soon

Her Londoner pal, believed to be in the Adjutant General Corps, is now being treated as an "investigado" under Spanish law, which literally means under investigation.

However, well-placed sources say a decision about an eventual prosecution could depend on whether Sarah Anne, who is in the Royal Logistics Corps, decides to make a formal complaint against her close friend.

Cole was flanked by two armed Civil Guards as she walked into a court building in the Majorcan capital Palma yesterday to be questioned by a judge.

The hearing this afternoon was taking place behind closed doors. The judge will have to decide whether to remand her in custody or release her on bail.

Cole said nothing as she was escorted into court with her head bowed in handcuffs and wearing blue jean shorts and a white jean top.

Garrity, born in Glasgow but now living in Middlesborough, is in intensive care in Palma’s Son Espases Hospital where her condition is now believed to be stable.



Barbara Nield, from Lancashire, whose 23-year-old soldier daughter Bethany Bancroft was engaged to the injured woman until recently, said: "Bethany is so upset because of what has happened to Sarah. They are not together now but they were very close."

Bethany’s brother Ashley Nield, 29, described Sarah as "bright, witty, funny and caring".

Sarah was treated at the scene of the incident – Bananas nightclub at the top of the Magaluf strip – around 1am on Sunday after losing a large amount of blood when her throat was cut with the glass before being rushed to hospital.

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