Doncaster neighbour feud ends in violent street attack on mum

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A mum was left covered in blood after a dispute between neighbours ended in a violent street attack in Doncaster.

Nicola Whiteley, aged 46, took the feud between two couples to a ‘new level of violence’ when she struck Claire Garner over the head, knocking her out and leaving her with a broken elbow and cuts and bruises.

And Ms Garner, 29, said the attack by Whiteley, of Lonsdale House, Queensberry Road, Intake, left her fearing for her family’s safety.

Sheffield Crown Court heard the pair, who lived in the same block of flats, had been at odds with each other after their partners had fought each other during a previous dispute.

Stephanie Hollis, prosecuting, said Ms Garner saw Whiteley in the hallway when she went to the shops at 4.30pm on July 19 last year.

Soon after, in Henley Road, Ms Garner was struck by Whiteley, falling to the ground.

Ms Hollis said: “Ms Garner said the incident left her fearing for the safety of her partner and child.”

Whiteley, who had 15 previous convictions for offences including theft, burglary and assault, admitted causing grievous bodily harm.

Richard Barradell, mitigating, said his client had shown remorse and had ‘turned her life around and was now in employment’.

Judge Julian Goose handing Whiteley a 12-month jail term,suspended for a year, and ordered Whiteley to complete 200 hours unpaid work.

Sentencing, he told her: “You lost your control and took the situation to a new level of violence.”