Female was headbutted by 36-year-old woman in Downpatrick

Female was headbutted by 36-year-old woman in Downpatrick

A 36-year-old woman headbutted a female on the face in the middle of the afternoon in Downpatrick and the incident was captured on CCTV.

Kevila Eppleston, of Marian Park, Downpatrick, admitted the assault which happened at Church Street on August 13, 2020.

A prosecutor told Downpatrick Magistrates Court when police spoke to the female at 3.10pm they were told she had been assaulted at around 2.25pm on the same date.

Police did not observe any injuries and the female did not require medical treatment but she told officers "her face and head were sore".

The defendant told police she had "issues" with the other woman.

A defence lawyer said the defendant "regrets" the incident.

District Judge Amanda Brady said the female "luckily had no injuries" and the defendant was given a one year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £100 compensation to the injured party.