Mum received injury when her daughter used scissors as offensive weapon

Mum received injury when her daughter used scissors as offensive weapon

A 19-year-old Antrim town woman who caused an injury to her mother's thumb with scissors has been sentenced on charges including assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possessing scissors as an offensive weapon.

During an incident before 6am on December 6 last year, Caitlin Robb (19), of Oriel Park, also smashed a window in her mother's house; climbed onto the bonnet of a car; snapped a window wiper and used it to assault a male.

The defendant said she couldn't remember much as she had "approximately 15 beers".

A defence lawyer told Ballymena Magistrates Court (main picture) the defendant's mother had previously written a letter to the court outlining concerns she had about her daughter's mental health issues.

District Judge Nigel Broderick put the defendant on Probation for a year along with 100 hours of Community Service.

The judge told the defendant: "I recognise that you have difficulties but this is now your third time in court and if you continue to reoffend and not take the chances the court are giving you there will come a day when the court will lose patience and you will end up going to prison.

"A lot of people are doing a lot of work to try and ensure you don't go to prison but ultimately it is down to you".