A JEALOUS mum attacked her pal after she "looked" at her boyfriend – by grabbing her ponytail and smashing her head against the ground.
Charlene Gregory, 40, confronted 20-year old Oceania Armitt outside a shop after her partner told her the friend had been making ''sexual remarks'' towards him.
During the attack, Gregory asked her: "Why are you looking at my boyfriend?" before pulling Miss Armitt to the ground when she tried to walk away.
Gregory then bashed her victim's head against the pavement, causing her grazing and a lump to her head.
A court heard Gregory, from Macclesfield, Cheshire, had been unlucky in love with various boyfriends with one going to prison for being violent towards her.
And her latest flame, who was not named, was said to have ''orchestrated'' the lead up to the attack on Miss Armitt.
The assault took place on February 25 last year after Miss Armitt had gone out to buy groceries.
Prosecutor Nick Smart: ''She was going to a local shop when she saw the defendant and her boyfriend outside.
"She would say Miss Gregory asked her ‘Why are you looking at my boyfriend’, to which the complainant told her to ‘go away' before walking off around the corner.
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''The defendant has then pulled her to the ground by her ponytail and then bashed her head against the ground.
"She called the police and was told to go to hospital. She suffered a large lump and grazing to her head."
Mr Smart added: "The morning after, Miss Gregory’s boyfriend came to the house to apologise over her behaviour.
"The defendant was interviewed and said on the night in question she believed Miss Armitt had been flirting with her boyfriend making sexual remarks and that she asked her not to flirt.''
At Stockport magistrates court, Gregory, who admitted assault, was ordered to pay Miss Armitt, a mum-of-two, £250 compensation.
The defendant has then pulled her to the ground by her ponytail and then bashed her head against the ground.
She was also given eight weeks jail suspended for 18 months.
The mum had previous convictions for malicious communications, breach of restraining order and harassment of another person.
Her lawyer Peter Casson said in mitigation: “Prior to this incident, there was nothing this defendant had against the complainant.
"In fact they were friends or associates. But she has been in a number of domestic and abusive relationships over the last couple of years and this incident was orchestrated by her partner as he told her the complainant had been flirting with him.
''They had been out and she has approached Miss Armitt and words were exchanged. Prior to this incident there was nothing. The partner was with the defendant at the time and he said she had been flirting with him."
Mr Casson added: ''She regrets what she did and has apologised to her.
"This incident is from nearly one year ago. She was in a bad place in an abusive relationship and believed what she was told by her boyfriend at the time.
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“She has sought help with her drink and with abusive relationships in order to sort her life out.
"She says now that she prefers being alone so she can focus on herself."
Mr Casson said Miss Armitt's injuries were not long lasting and Miss Gregory is "extremely remorseful".
He added: "She has been diagnosed with recurrent depressive order. She lost her children to social services because of domestic issues."
As well as paying compensation, Gregory was also ordered to complete a 18 month community order, 30 rehabilitation requirement days and a six month alcohol treatment programme.
JP Walter Barrett told her: “We have seen the picture of the injuries as a result of this assault. It is a really serious assault and it warrants a prison sentence but we feel this can be suspended today.”
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