Mum who hit love rival with bottle is locked up

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A YOUNG mum who bottled a love rival has been jailed for 12 weeks after breaching a suspended sentence.

Harriet Brown was sentenced to 16 weeks in jail, suspended for a year, in June for assaulting Nicola Fletcher at the Acapulco nightclub in Halifax.

The 24-year-old of Heathmoor Park in Illingworth, Halifax, was also ordered to do 180 hours’ unpaid work.

But by December she had completed just 20 and was back at Bradford Crown Court, where Judge Jonathan Rose sentenced her to a further 20 hours’ work for the breach.

Now she has appeared back before him for failing to attend unpaid work sessions again. She admitted the breach.

Gerald Hendron, mitigating, told Bradford Crown Court she had childcare difficulties and urged the judge to give her one more chance.

But Judge Rose told Brown she was lucky not to have be jailed in the first place and she had not accepted help with childcare from the probation service.

The court was told in June how Brown hit Miss Fletcher over the head with an empty drink bottle at the Waterhouse Street nightspot.

The pair had been friends, but fell out when the victim had a sexual fling with Brown’s then-boyfriend.

Brown knocked her to the floor with the blow, the court hear, then got on top of her and continued the attack, causing a cut to her nose.

She admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm.