A FEMALE soldier who allegedly slashed an Irvine squaddie’s throat with a broken bottle in a nightclub now faces trial in Spain.

Lance corporal Sarah Ann Garrity, 23, previously confirmed she was alive and okay after the attack in Banana’s nightclub – alleged to have been carried out by friend Sydney Cole, aged 20.

The Army confirmed an investigation was ongoing and added that they take their duty of care towards service personal seriously.

We previously reported Sarah was in a left in critical condition after losing around four pints of blood after the incident during a 14-hour drinking session in Magaluf.

She was stabilised by paramedics and she was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Son Espases for emergency surgery.

Sarah wrote on social media page Facebook at the time: “I can’t reply to all the messages but I am alive and that’s all that matters.”

Sarah was discharged after more than 24 hours in intensive care and three days on a general ward after the lance corporal lost four pints of blood back in April 2019.

Its understood that Sarah told court officials she did not want to press charges against her Army colleague – according to a report in a national newspaper at the weekend.

However, 20-year-old alleged attacker Cole will now face the allegation in a Spanish court after an investigating magistrate in the country ruled that there was evidence she had committed a crime.

A spokesperson for the British Army told the Times it was itself investigating and it would be inappropriate to comment further at the time.

He said: “We can confirm an investigation is ongoing following an incident with a British soldier in Spain last year.

“We take our duty of care to personnel very seriously and a dedicated welfare officer is always appointed to ensure pastoral support is provided to those who need it.

“While this matter is under ­investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”