Woman told to pay compensation to her ex boyfriend's new partner she back handed in Wisbech pub

PUBLISHED: 15:10 29 October 2010

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A WOMAN has been ordered to pay £150 compensation after back-handing her ex-boyfriend's new partner in a pub in Wisbech.

Amy Harrison, 25, of Victoria Road, Wisbech, punched the woman in the face during a night out in The Case, on June 19.

Nicola Rice, prosecuting said there had been an ongoing problem between the two women, Harrison had previously sent phone messages to her victim, pretending to be a man.

The assault happened at the pub when Harrison’s victim had been standing by the stairs, and Harrison pushed past her, causing her to stumble.

Her victim complained to Harrison’s sister, and was then confronted by Harrison who punched her and said: ‘You better not be starting on my sister. The victim suffered a bruise eye and cut lip.

Ruth Johnson, mitigating, said her client had been on dance floor when her victim had tried to barge into her.

She heard the woman having words with her sister, and accepts she said “Why are you having a go at my sister?”

Miss Johnson added: “She gave her a back hander to the mouth, probably causing the cut lip.”

Harrison had been given a conditional caution for the offence in June, but had to attend court because she had failed to pay her victim £150 compensation in the allocated time. She had previously written a letter of apology.

Harrison had told police: “I am not a violent person, I hate the example I have set to my daughter.”

The magistrates also ordered her to pay £85 court costs.

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