Thug avoids jail after attack

A VIOLENT thug has avoided going to jail after she viciously attacked a woman with a brick.

A VIOLENT thug has avoided going to jail after she viciously attacked a woman with a brick.

Lucy Adams, from Bramford Road, Ipswich received a suspended jail sentence at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court on Friday and was ordered to attend a supervised programme to address her violent behaviour.

The 25-year-old admitted a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm following the incident on November 2, when she attacked a woman with a house brick, striking her across the head during a dispute over the ownership of a bicycle.

Prosecutor Sandra Dyer told the court how the owner of the bike had suffered from continued pain and headaches after the attack took place.

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In sentencing Adams, bench chairman Ray Condon gave credit for her guilty plea but deemed the offence a calculated attack on an innocent victim.

He said: “We feel it was a premeditated assault but accept that you did not plan to use a weapon, which happened to be available at the time.”

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Adams was handed an 18 week jail term, suspended for 18 months - during which time she must attend aggression replacement training to control her violence.

Adams was also ordered to pay �50 in court costs and �50 in compensation to her victim.

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