Woman jailed for neighbour attack

Leigh-Anne Mitchell, of Gynn Avenue, North Shore

Leigh-Anne Mitchell, of Gynn Avenue, North Shore

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A WOMAN who lost her temper over a key and attacked two neighbours has been jailed.

Leigh-Anne Mitchell repeatedly banged one woman neighbour’s head against the wall and then slapped and kicked the neighbour’s female partner.

Mitchell, a 28-year-old telesales worker, of Gynn Avenue, North Shore, admitted two assaults, a racially aggravated assault, two offences of damage and obstructing police.

She was sentenced to 20 weeks’ imprisonment by Blackpool magistrates, who said she had shown no remorse. Mitchell was also made the subject of a one-year restraining order which bans her from contacting the two victims or going to Poulton Road, Layton.

Nicola Corney, prosecuting, said Mitchell went to the downstairs flat of a neighbour in Poulton Road on March 5.

She was annoyed about a key to the communal garage. In the fracas which followed she smashed a glass door and damaged a laptop.

She grabbed one by the hair and banged her head two or three times against a wall before punching her.

Mitchell abused the other woman before slapping her across the face and kicking her.

Martin Hillson, defending, said Mitchell had lived at the flat for two years and the complainants for 15 days.

Mitchell lent them the key to the communal garage because they had not been given one. She then became annoyed claiming the key was not returned promptly and this gave her problems as her fuel meter was in the garage.

Mr Hillson added: “She completely lost her temper and she concedes she should not have behaved as she did. She has since moved address.”