“Dangerous” Fenland woman jailed for head butting woman after falsely accusing partner of sex crimes

A “DANGEROUS” 21-year-old who head butted a woman to the ground after falsely accusing her partner of sex crimes has been jailed.

Elizabeth Manning lost her temper after she wrongly believed Lee Hodge was linked to sexual offences.

She then went to The Foyer in North Street, Wisbech, and attacked Zoe Granger while serving a suspended prison sentence for assaulting two police officers.

She was also subject to an Anti-Social Behaviour Order, which she breached on June 8 last year by being in a group of more than three people.

Manning, of Wisbech St Mary, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm.


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Judge Gareth Hawkesworth said her behaviour during the incident, at 2am on March 21 last year, posed a “real risk for the future”.

The judge told Manning: “Even at this young age, you are a dangerous person.

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“Evidently, you are an extremely angry young woman. You are wholly unable to control your temper and you have exacerbated your bad conduct by drinking and taking drugs.

“Things have now gone too far to recommend a community-based order. You have got to do something about it and exercise a degree of self-discipline which hitherto you have not.”

The Judge jailed Manning for a total of 20 months.

Her sentence includes 16 months for GBH, one month concurrent for breach of an ASBO and one month consecutive for a separate breach of ASBO.

Her three-month suspended sentence was also activated to run consecutively.

Mitigating, Michael Procter admitted Manning had a “troubled history” and a “depressing set of convictions”.

However he told Cambridge Crown Court: “There is another side to her.

“She appears to have made some progress. She is still young and she may be fast approaching the time when she’ll turn the corner in relation to reoffending.”

Judge Hawkesworth replied: “The impact this head butt had on this unfortunate girl shows the real dangers in this spontaneous violent behaviour.”

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