Nelson attacker jailed
7:00pm Friday 25th May 2012 in News
A NELSON woman who smashed the wrist of a neighbour she claimed had called her a ‘paedo’ has been jailed for 12 months.
Elizabeth Richmond broke a piece of wood from a garden gate and swung a blow at former friend Lisa McNamara’s head, while she was looking after youngsters, Burnley Crown Court heard.
The victim put her hands up to protect herself and her wrist took the blow from the plank.
Richmond, 22, of Belgrave Street, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm and was given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, with 40 hours community service and probation supervision in January.
But the court was told Richmond repeatedly failed to turn up for probation appointments.
David Traynor, defending, said she had difficulties with her accommodation at the time and a ‘chaotic’ lifestyle.
Mr Recorder Howard Benthan QC, jailing her for a year, said: “The original offence was a nasty wounding.”