Grantham court: Mother admits attack on her own daughter

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A mother who attacked her 13-year-old daughter in the family home must wait to learn her fate.

The woman, who cannot be named due to reporting restrictions preventing the identification of the victim, admitted assaulting her teenage daughter at an address in Grantham.

The court heard the woman had been drinking at the time of the assault. She took hold of her daughter and banged her head on a box before punching her in the eye.

The woman admitted assault but, while she admitted banging her child’s head on the box “on a number of occasions”, she denied punching her in the face.

Mr Kerrigan, defending, said: “The punch is not accepted but she may well have caught her in the eye.”

Mr Kerrigan also denied the woman kicked her daughter. He said: “The child was on her mother’s knee and she used her foot to push her child away which may have been misconstrued by the child.”

The case was adjourned until September 3 for sentencing.

The woman was bailed with the condition she does not contact the victim and does not go to the family home.