Still shaken after terrifying attack

Talisa Berridge and Lorraine Carpenter, who were attacked at their own home by Leigh-Anne Mitchell (below).
Talisa Berridge and Lorraine Carpenter, who were attacked at their own home by Leigh-Anne Mitchell (below).
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TWO women who were brutally assaulted by their neighbour have spoken of the ordeal.

Talisa Berridge, 24, and her partner Lorraine Carpenter, 36, were slapped, kicked and punched in the attack in March this year.

Leigh-Anne Mitchell, of Gynn Avenue, North Shore, has been jailed.

Leigh-Anne Mitchell, of Gynn Avenue, North Shore, has been jailed.

Last week their attacker, Leigh-Anne Mitchell, was sentenced to 20 weeks’ behind bars.

But the couple, who only moved into the flat on Poulton Road, Layton, two weeks prior to the assault – sparked by a row over access to a domestic garage – say they are still shaken.

Miss Carpenter said: “We’d all been talking normally in the hallway and the next minute she kicked off.

“She smashed through the glass pain in our front door and pushed her way in.

“I ran upstairs to make sure the dog was OK and when I came back Talisa had cuts on her face and bite marks on her wrists.

“When I intervened she shouted racist remarks and kicked me in the stomach, it was terrifying.”

Mitchell, 28, admitted two assaults, a racially aggravated assault, two offences of damage and obstructing police.

She was also made subject of a one-year restraining order after admitting she lost her temper and should not have behaved as she did.

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