Boozed-up Sheffield mum attacked ex-partner with brick

A boozed-up Sheffield mum attacked her ex-partner with a brick in the early hours of the morning, a court heard.

Thursday, 20th August 2020, 11:45 am

Katimarissa Brooke punched the man outside his mother's home on Tunwell Avenue, Ecclesfield, on February 26, last year, said prosecutor Mehran Nassiri.

When Brooke scratched the side of a neighbour's blue VW Polo with a key, her ex shouted: "You've got the wrong car you idiot."

She picked up a brick and hit him in the face, then grabbed his new girlfriend by the hair and dragged her to the ground.

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Sheffield Crown Court heard she had turned up at the address earlier, demanding to know where his girlfriend was, and banged on the window of his home shouting that "the property belonged to her and her children."

He was left with a cut near his left eye and a swollen lip, and told police the incident left him "very upset and scared," and that he “could have been really hurt.”

Mr Nassiri said their 15-year relationship ended in 2017.

Brooke, 33, of Deerlands Mount, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, criminal damage and affray, on July 21.

On Wednesday, Recorder Jo Kidd told her: "You behaved entirely out of character. Having previously been the victim of violent offending, you became a criminal.

"When you left your little girls that night you were drunk. In making this decision to go to these premises, you failed to protect your daughters.

"As soon as you became sober you did everything in your power to stop it happening again. You have complied thoroughly with the social services."

She said the "significant delay" in the case coming to court and Brooke's "enormous efforts" to stop the risk of reoffending, meant a non-custodial sentence could be imposed.

"You need to understand that you came very close today to not going back home," the judge said.

The judge imposed a two-year community order with 25 days of rehabilitation and a three-month curfew, from 10pm and 7am.

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