A PROSTITUTE who lured a man to a bloodbath attack with the promise of sex  has fled Renfrewshire in an attempt to turn her life around.

Sharon Kerr, 35, agreed to let John Steven, 39, pay her for “services” at her then flat in Houston Street, Renfrew.

But after being taken into the flat, Mr Steven was set upon by vicious thugs Craig Dalton, from Johnstone, and Matthew Harrison, of Paisley.

Dalton, 34, was wielding a machete and Harrison, 23, was brandishing a knife as their victim was hit repeatedly in the living room of the property.

The pair left Mr Steven needing emergency medical treatment for a series of injuries as a result of the unprovoked attack in March 2016.

One of the blows was so severe it almost completely severed Mr Steven’s thumb and he spent almost two weeks in hospital before he was discharged.

Dalton later admitted assaulting Mr Steven to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and impairment when the case called at the High Court in Glasgow.

He was jailed for seven years and two months for the offence.
Harrison was given a six-year jail sentence for his part in the attack.

Kerr, who pleaded guilty to stealing £400 from Mr Steven’s bank account by using his card at a cash machine in Paisley, was given a 32-month

Community Payback Order which sees her being supervised by the authorities and undergoing treatment for a drug problem.

She then found herself back in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court last week to be sentenced for an incident that saw her attack a friend with a metal pole.

Defence solicitor Waqqas Ashraf said Kerr had started a new life in Lanarkshire as she bids to move on from her troubled past.

The lawyer said: “She has been residing with her aunt in Wishaw. She sought to remove herself from Renfrewshire and that is something she has managed to do.”

The case had previously been adjourned for a Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO) to be prepared to see if Kerr can be put on a structured programme that will seek to get her clean and stop breaking the law.

But Mr Ashraf said Kerr was unable to meet social workers for the report because her drug problem was so bad.

He told the court: “She wasn’t able to get through to Paisley because she was in a particularly bad way from drug withdrawals and not having any methadone. If she doesn’t comply [again] then clearly she knows what the outcome will be.”

Sheriff Frances McCartney opted to give Kerr one more chance to meet social workers so a DTTO assessment can be carried out and she adjourned the case until later this month for that to be done.