Our thanks to Bryn for this. Excerpts:
Terrified Elizabeth Hind was dragged into the road where she was almost hit by a car before being kicked and punched and dragged around by her hair. A boozed-up single mother and her savage pal battered a woman as she desperately searched for her missing son.
Vile Amy Barnes, 19, and her 20-year-old best friend Scarlett Kinsella launched the terrifying attack on Elizabeth Hind as the mother searched pubs for her missing son. The duo were in the middle of their regular weekend drinking session when they set upon the terrified mother…
Magistrates heard how Barnes, who receives Income Support, and Disability Living Allowance for her Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder had a previous caution for drink related violence.
She appeared to show no remorse for beating and said it was ”something you just do when you’re drunk” to a probation officer…
Jobless hairdresser Kinsella, who claims Jobseeker’s Allowance, had a previous caution for being drunk and disorderly.
This week the pair, both of Nelson, Lancashire, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm but escaped with a 12 month community order. They were each ordered to pay £50 compensation and £170 in costs and surcharges.