Teenager ordered to pay love rival

A TEENAGER is out of pocket today after being told to pay compensation to a love rival she battered outside an Ipswich nightclub.

A TEENAGER is out of pocket today after being told to pay compensation to a love rival she battered outside an Ipswich nightclub.

Anna Bunn slammed Lucy Hood's head on to the pavement by Fire and Ice in Tacket Street, leaving the victim with concussion and a swollen jaw.

Magistrates had warned Bunn that she should expect a jail term after pleading guilty to actual bodily harm earlier this month

But yesterday the 18-year-old, of Eustace Road, Ipswich, was instead told to compensate Miss Hood £150 and pay £60 in court costs.

She was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work during a 12-month community order and was given a six-month supervision requirement.

Magistrates in Ipswich were told earlier this month how Bunn beat up Miss Hood on July 8.

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While Miss Hood was trying to arrange a taxi home, a black Vauxhall Astra pulled up with two men in the front and the two women in the back.

Stephen Colman said: “The defendant got out of the car and started screaming at her. She grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the pavement, banging her head on the concrete ten or more times and dragging her along the ground.”

The attack left the victim with a swollen jaw, mild concussion, scratches to the forearm and grazes on her right thigh.

Debbie Hullock, representing Bunn, told the court the attack happened as a result of a quarrel between her client and the victim.

She said: “This dispute had been a problem for some months and my client lost her temper as a result of provocative words exchanged between the two.”

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