A teenager who punched her mum in the head during a row has been branded ‘shameful’ by magistrates.
Alison Frost, from Macclesfield, punched Yvette Hunter during a struggle when Frost refused to get out of a car, which was damaged during the incident.
The 19-year-old, of Warwick Close, admitted assault and criminal damage at a hearing in Stockport. The offences were her 10th in the past three years including an incident in November 2016 where she bit and kicked a police officer on a hospital ward. She was jailed for six months for that assault.
Sentencing her to a 12 month community order, magistrates slammed the attack and warned her she faced going to prison if she didn’t sort her life out.
Dominic Stone, chair of the bench of magistrates, said: “You are fast getting yourself an unenviable criminal record. An assault is bad enough but an assault on a parent is shameful. They brought you into the world with love and care. She hasn’t lost faith in you. Be decent to her and the rest of the community.”
The court heard that on September 22 Frost was sat in a hire car outside her mum’s house having an argument with her girlfriend.
Risha Seth, prosecuting, said: “Her mother came outside and found the defendant was sat in car and wouldn’t get out of the driving seat.
“She was refusing to hand the keys over. Ms Hunter tried to reach in and get the keys but Ms Frost started to kick out.
“The victim managed to grab hold of her legs but was then punched leaving her with a lump on her head.”
The court heard that during the row the car had been damaged with scratches to the windows and a dent in the side door.
Anthony Derbyshire, defending Frost said she and her mother had ‘repaired their relationship’ since the incident.
He said: “At the time she was very low.
“She had relapsed into using drugs on a regular basis.
“The drugs are masking the real issues she has.”
Frost was also ordered to complete 15 days Rehabilitation Activity Requirement and a drug rehabilitation.