A 15-YEAR-OLD girl who punched and kicked two social workers admitted going 'ballistic' in court this week.
The youth, who lives under super-vision at a farm near Northwich, appeared at Vale Royal Magistrates Court on Wednesday, where she pleaded guilty to two charges of common assault and criminal damage.
The court heard the teenager, originally from London, had lashed out after an argument between the girl and one of the two workers escalated.
The girl, who has 14 previous convictions, had been moved from Lam-beth to the privately run facility after a conviction for arson endangering life meant no other place would have her.
Marieed Neeson, prosecuting, told the court: 'The youth was the only resident at the home at the time of the incident. She had had an argument with one of the workers and could not talk to her without being abusive.
'On March 14 this worker said she was going to the shops.
'On her way she was involved in a road traffic collision and had to go back to the farm.
'The two staff went to talk privately in the office, where they heard the youth shout: 'Is she OK, why didn't the bitch die?'
'The youth and one of the workers went into the lounge where, on seeing two DVDs, the girl threw them across the lounge toward the worker but they smashed on the floor.
'The workers went back into the office but the youth entered when they opened the door and barged past them. The girl grabbed one of the workers by her hair, the other worker then tried to intervene but the girl hit her across the face with the palm of her hand.
'One of the workers then pushed her out of the office and closed the door. The girl then started kicking it, causing it to come off its frame. She then went into the office and threw a phone which hit one of the workers in the head.'
The youth then kicked out at and hit both workers and broke a photo frame before the police were called.
The Prosecution added: 'During interview she admitted she had caused the damage and had hit out at both workers, but said it was because they had been assaulting her.'
Derek McDonald, defending, told the court: 'There had been tête-à-têtes between her and one of the workers.
'She finds the worker to be very sarcastic in the comments made about her. She lost it and went ballistic, all her emotions came out.'
He added she could not remember fully what happened, but accepted she caused the damage and injuries of redness and bruising to the workers.
Magistrates gave the youth a 12-month conditional discharge.