Teenage daughter beat-up mum

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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A Blackpool teenager attacked her mother in a “disgraceful episode” following a family night out.

Shannon Abell beat up Tracey Linden, biting and kicking her. The mother’s injuries included a broken thumb.

Preston Crown court was told Abell herself was initially dragged off a seat and scratched to the face by her mother who had apparently tried to gouge her eyes.

Abell. 19, of Charles Street, Blackpool, was sentenced to 18 months prison, suspended for two years, with 18 months supervision. She had pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding.

Mercedeh Jabbari, prosecuting, said a row took place when the teenager arrived home from a night out last October.

Her mother began shouting at her, dragged her off 
herseat, pulled her hair, scratched her face and tried to gouge her eyes.

Abell admitted biting and kicking her mother, as well as using a cup to cause a small cut to the left side of the forehead.

Police forced entry to the home and found the mother curled up in a ball on the floor and barely conscious.

Her daughter was also on the floor and she was upset.

The teenager had previous convictions that included common assault.

Jane Dagnall, defending, said Abell had been remanded in custody for a period awaiting sentence and this had been a “short, sharp shock”.

“It is the first time she has ever served in custody, which has been for about a month. She has had a dreadful experience.”

Judge Anthony Russell told Abell: “It was a pretty disgraceful episode and must have caused your mother a considerable amount of discomfort and distress.”