A teenage woman was led away from court in handcuffs after hitting her boyfriend’s ex-partner.
Naomi Maureen Margaret McIntosh, 19, pleaded guilty to assaulting Sarah Douglas by beating when she appeared at Bedford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (March 11).
The attack occurred in Bedford town centre at around 1.15pm on Monday, December 23.
According to the prosecution the two women met by chance and McIntosh wanted to talk to Ms Douglas about allowing child access.
There was a ‘heated argument’ and McIntosh pushed the side of Ms Douglas’ mouth with her hand.
McIntosh, of Chaucer Road in Bedford, denied the assault at the police station but admitted it in court.
The defence said: “She accepts that she committed the offence and she is insistent that she wants to be dealt with today.”
The new conviction activated a suspended sentence and so McIntosh will serve 21 days in prison to run concurrently with an eight week prison sentence. She will be locked away for four weeks of this sentence.
She was also given a year long restraining order against Sarah Douglas.
McIntosh, who was in tears during the case, was handcuffed and led away from the dock while her friends shouted encouragement from the public gallery.