Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Saucy Cat-Fight Leaves Teenager in Court

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Saucy Cat-Fight Leaves Teenager in Court

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Byline: By Sarah Knapton

A teenager ended up in court following an argument over garlic sauce.

Kerry Moore, 18, of Charlotte Street, Wallsend, accidentally smeared the sauce in the hair of Helen O'Brian when the pair were standing in a Wallsend fish and chip shop in July.

North Tyneside magistrates heard Moore had then gone on to assault Ms O'Brian in an unprovoked attack. She left her with two black eyes.

Suzanne Adcock, prosecuting, said: "There was an incident where garlic sauce was thrown at the injured party.

"After she left the shop she was followed by a group of girls and the defendant was then seen to punch her on the nose and pull her hair causing her to fall to the ground.

"This was an assault without provocation. She was left with pain around her nose and two black eyes. A chunk of hair was also missing from her head.

"After the incident she was extremely distressed and said she had nightmares and was often reduced to tears."

But defence solicitor Jonathan Pigford said the incident started after Ms O'Brian began to make derogatory comments about Moore which led to a cat-fight. …

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