Teen girl bit mum during struggle

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A TEENAGE girl bit her mother during a struggle for a mobile phone.

The 16-year-old from Blackpool, who can not be identified, also put a 15-year-old girl in a headlock and repeatedly punched her in the face, Blackpool Youth Court heard.

Brett Gerrity, prosecuting, said the victim was in a Bispham park on September 8 when the defendant started shouting at her, before assaulting her.

The youth was then in an argument with her mother on December 16 over a mobile phone. She bit her mother’s hand, causing teeth marks and reddening.

She admitted assaulting her mother, fraudulently using a credit card to buy £101 of clothing and breaching a six-month conditional discharge earlier imposed for an assault.

She was found guilty of assaulting the girl after a trial.

She was given a 12-month youth rehabilitation order and must pay a £15 victim surcharge.

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