An Oakwood woman broke a reveller’s arm during a fight in a downtown street.
Derby Crown Court heard how the victim got involved in an argument with two women after they were thrown out of a pub after a row in the toilets.
While walking to get a taxi, she was beaten on the ground by one of the women and then the second, Amy Smith, was involved.
During what the prosecutor called “the ensuing melee”, the victim suffered a lower arm fracture.
Smith, a 30-year-old mother from Heathermead Close, was arrested and found guilty of assault causing serious physical harm.
But at the hearing it was said that since the accident, on Boxing Day, 2018, the victim was also prosecuted for a separate fight while drinking in a bar in the city center.
What did the judge say?
By giving Smith an 18-month community order, Judge Shaun Smith QC said: “While on the floor, he suffered a broken arm and this was because you used reckless violence and are therefore responsible.
“It was so painful for her that when she screamed you stopped.
“But she showed that she can’t keep the trouble away after being tried for fighting in a public house.
“But that doesn’t make what you’ve done any less serious.”
Stuart Lody, accused, said the incident started in Noah’s Ark pub, in The Morledge, around 10.45pm on December 26, 2018.
He said that Smith entered the bathrooms and ran into the victim and the third woman who was arguing.
The bar staff threw them out and soon collided with a nearby taxi.
Lody said: “The third woman punched the victim on the ground and during the subsequent melee, the victim’s arm broke at some point.
Metal plate in the arm
“However, it came from significant force and not from falling to the ground.
“He went to the hospital and had to insert a steel plate.
“She said she wasn’t able to keep her young child as a result, but to be honest it still hasn’t stopped her from getting into trouble.”
Steve Cobley, for Smith, has stated that his client has pleaded guilty to the first opportunity for offending her.
She said, “The thought of custody, particularly of having a four-year-old boy, worries her and has played on her mind.”
As part of the community order, Smith was ordered to perform 120 hours of unpaid work.
She was also given a three-month tag curfew that confined her to her home address between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am every night.
And Judge Smith ordered her to pay the victim £ 500 compensation.