Mother’s assault outside register office

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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TWO women became embroiled in ugly scenes when they went with their families to register the birth of their new-born grandson.

The two women became abusive and the situation escalated into an assault.

Carol Lloyd’s daughter had given birth to a son and it was she who fought on the pavement outside the registrar’s office with the mother of the apparent father.

Their dispute started over the registering of the father’s name, Blackpool magistrates heard.

Lloyd, 40, of Longway, Marton, admitted assault when she appeared before the town’s magistrates.

She was given a six-month conditional discharge.

Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting, said: “The family group were walking to the registry office to register the birth of their grandchild.

“Aggravation broke out over the naming on the certificate.

“The assault took place when Mrs Lloyd lunged, pushing her on the chest with both hands.”

Steven Townley, defending, said: “My client does accept she acted impulsively by pushing her victim but she is not a woman of violence.”

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