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.

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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