Your location is set to Dartford
Published: 13:00, 29 August 2014 |
Updated: 13:30, 29 August 2014
A row between two schoolgirls ended with an Ashford mum punching a 15-year-old girl in the face, breaking her nose.
The youngsters had fallen out amid claims of unkind words to one of them, who had been diagnosed with cancer.
But a judge at Canterbury Crown Court heard how Stacey Robinson, 36, attacked the schoolgirl in Hythe Road, Ashford during an exchange of words.
"This is how you throw a punch!”
After hitting her victim, Robinson went straight to Ashford police station and reported her actions – despite there being no official complaint at that time.
Now Robinson has been given a 12-month jail sentence suspended for two years after admitting the assault.
She was also ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work for the community.
Prosecutor Trevor Wright said the background to the incident was the diagnosis of cancer for Robinson’s daughter some years ago.
“At the time of the offence the cancer was in remission and she and the victim had at one time been friends, but that relationship had broken down.”
"This is how you throw a punch!” - Stacey Robinson
Mr Wright said the girl is still suffering from her injury and will have to wait until she is 18 years old before she can receive corrective rhinoplasty surgery to her nose.
James Keeley, defending, said Robinson had suffered mentally because of the cancer threat to her daughter.
“This was over the top self-defence, “ he added.
Judge Nigel Van der Bijl told her: “This is a serious incident and somebody may be left with a permanent injury but at least you went straight to the police and admitted what you had done.”
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.