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Dudley mum in ugly skirmish avoids jail
11:46am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Local
A YOUNG Dudley mum who hit a man in the face with a glass during an ugly skirmish has avoided jail.
Judge Robin Onions told 22-year-old Kayleigh Jackson her actions could have resulted in serious injury but it was fortunate victim Paul Davies had suffered only minor lacerations and would make a full recovery.
Jackson, of Rosewood Road, admitted wounding Mr Davies and affray and she was given a 16 month jail term suspended for 18 months.
She was further placed on supervision for 18 months by the judge who also imposed a six month curfew order between the hours of 7pm and 7am.
Kevin Jones, prosecuting, said there was a fight outside The Caves pub on Wrens Hill and, in her basis of plea, Jackson maintained she had gone to assist a friend when she struck out with the pint glass.
He told Wolverhampton Crown Court the affray charge reflected the behaviour of those involved in the general melee which followed an argument.
Harpreet Sandhu, for Jackson, stressed it had never been his client's intention to cause injury and he told the court she wanted to try and calm down the situation rather than inflame it.
He said the mother-of-one, who was also ordered to pay £200 towards the costs of the prosecution, got involved because she was trying to assist a friend who was being punched.
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