Heavily Pregnant Mum Headbutted Woman At Childrens Party Knocking Her Out And Breaking Her Nose
A heavily-pregnant mum knocked a woman unconscious and broke her nose when she HEADBUTTED her at a four-year-old”s birthday party.
Bradford Crown Court was told that mum-of-three Lisa Payton”s attack on Victoria Worrall left the victim needing surgery to correct a "significant degree of disfigurement".
"This was an appalling piece of behaviour by a young woman who has never been in trouble before, who has been a hard-working woman and who, I have no doubt, is a loving mother." Judge Jonathan Rose said.
"Yet, at a children”s party, children witnessed your appalling act of violence where you carried out an assault on another woman.
"On this particular day you, for whatever reason, allowed your temper to rise, your anger to rise, and it is that that finally spurred you to violence and a loss of self-control that one should not expect from someone of your age and a mother of children, and one who is in the latter stages of pregnancy."
The attack happened at Megaplay, in Duncombe Road, Bradford on September 14 last year where Payton, 28, was holding a party for her son.
The defendant and the victim knew each other because their partners were related, reports the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.
Prosecutor Richard Gioerano told the court: "Both have young children.
"Between their children there was some trouble about a week or so before that had left bad feeling unresolved."
Mr Gioserano said there was an "atmosphere" after Miss Worrall arrived at the party.
He said Payton gave Miss Worrall "dirty looks" before words were exchanged.
The defendant then began arguing with her brother before throwing a jug of juice at him and hitting him with a beaker and a walking stick.
"Miss Worrall got up and went over to try and calm things down," the prosecutor said.
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"It did not work and there was another heated exchange between the complainant and the defendant.
"The defendant headbutted Miss Worrall, knocking her to the ground and knocking her momentarily unconscious."
Following this, Payton then left the party while Miss Worrall was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary.
The victim has since suffered pain, discomfort, anxiety and stress, according to a statement read out in court.
Payton”s lawyer, Nikki Peers, said her client was eight months” pregnant at the time of the attack and was having a complicated pregnancy.
Miss Peers said: "She was under a lot of stress at the time.
"She describes feeling threatened, intimidated and bullied within that family environment, and scared and vulnerable."
Payton was of previous good character and was deeply ashamed of what happened, Miss Peers said.
She added that her client insisted the incident was an "absolute one-off".
Payton, of Leaventhorpe Lane, Thornton, had pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm at an earlier hearing.
The judge gave Payton a 12-month jail term, suspended for 18 months.
She was also told to do 180 hours of unpaid work and pay a victim surcharge of £100.