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Glamorous estate agent avoids jail after bloody nightclub attack

23-year-old Sascha Butlin, who is an heiress to the Butlins holiday camp fortune, is to do community service and pay compensation to her victims.

Nigel Lewis

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A glamorous 23-year-old estate agent and heiress in Jersey is to complete 240 hours of community service and pay victims compensation after attacking three people in a nightclub last year.

Sacha Butlin is an heiress to the Butlins holiday camps empire and at the time worked for a leading franchised international prime estate agency on the island.

A court heard that, after drinking half a bottle of vodka at a nightclub in St Helier, Butlin spotted her boyfriend with a female friend of hers, attacked the pair including glassing him in the face and punching the woman.

A second woman who tried to intervene was punched by Butlin.

Her now former boyfriend, Thomas Henry Le Vavasseur Dit Durell, suffered deep cuts to his face and will carry the scars for years to come.

A blood-spattered Butlin was prevented from leaving the club by door staff despite protesting that she ‘didn’t do anything’.

Criminal assault

During the hearing at St Helier’s Royal Courts, the estate agent admitted grave and criminal assault and three counts of common assault.

Her barrister David Steenson in mitigation claimed she had not realised she was holding a glass when she flailed her arms.

Butlin, who is the great granddaughter of Butlins founder Billy Butlin, is banned from the island’s pubs and clubs for a year, must pay her victims £3,100 in compensation and has been given a five-year restraining order.

Her family wealth comes from the sale of the Butlins holiday camp business in 1972 for £40 million to the Rank Organisation.

Butlin’s profile picture and contact details on the website of the estate agency where she worked as a negotiator at the time have been removed.

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April 21, 2021

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