A MAN who had bleach thrown in his face by an ex-partner was lucky to have been wearing sunglasses at the time, a court heard.
Kirsty Godson (40), of Cornmill Road, Sutton, was charged with common assault and criminal damage following the incident in September, admitting both at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.
It was heard how the defendant had got into a spat with her former partner outside her home when he had come to collect their young son.
It was alleged the pair had an argument the previous evening over the phone, which continued outside the front of the house the following day where Godson had been cleaning her driveway.
After putting their son into the back of his vehicle, Mr Garton then got back into the driver’s seat where Godson continued to shout, swear and kick the door.
The mother-of-three squirted the bottle of bleach towards the car. The driver’s window was open and the liquid splashed across his face and t-shirt, as well as the body work of the car.
Prosecuting, Neil Hollett, said that if the victim had not been wearing sunglasses, he could have been blinded.
In mitigation, defending Mary Dixon, said that her client had admitted the charges at the earliest stage, and that the bleach was already in her hand from cleaning the driveway, saying it was simply a “reckless” moment in which she swung her arm round.
Mrs Dixon said Godson took full responsibility and had even immediately offered to clean it from the car.
The magistrates handed her a six-month community order with six months supervision.
She was ordered to also pay £300 compensation for the damage caused to the victim’s car and clothes.