A MOTHER-OF-TWO hit another woman on the head with a rolling pin during a row over a man, a court was told.
Katy Ross (29), of David Street, Kirkby, was spared an immediate prison term after she admitted wounding the other woman.
The victim suffered a 5cm cut to her forehead and considerable bruising to her ear, Nottingham Crown Court was told last Wednesday.
Ross was sentenced to 10 months in prison suspended for 18 months, with probation supervision.
She had been drinking in the Market Tavern on 20th May last year with her partner David Marlow, said Marcus Harry, prosecuting.
Also drinking there with a friend was the woman she went on to attack.
There was a confrontation between the two women over whether the other woman had been involved in a relationship with Mr Marlow, the court was told.
The discussions continued in the White Swan pub before they went back to Ross’s home.
Words were exchanged before Ross picked up a wooden rolling pin and struck her victim.
Ross remembered one blow but there may have been two, said Mr Harry.
The injured woman left and was taken to hospital.
Ross had five prior convictions, including common assault and assaulting a police officer.
Her barrister Michael Upson said Ross, who entered court on crutches, had a medical condition which might possibly lead to amputation.
Mr Marlow was at court with her.
She had lost her mother and was at an emotionally low ebb at the time of the offence.
The court was told she no longer drank and had not taken drugs for some time now.
The judge, Recorder Richard Burns, told her: “You used a weapon that could have caused your victim serious harm.”
Alcohol had been at the root of it although there had been a degree of provocation.
She had health problems that were very difficult and her two children relied on her.