A mum who ‘lost it’ and attacked her ex-partner on a night out in Chester city centre has been handed a suspended prison sentence.
Victoria Roberts, of no fixed abode, kicked and sank her teeth into James Burton’s right arm when the former couple met up on Northgate Street on November 8.
Appearing before Chester Magistrates Court on Monday (December 21), the 31-year-old mother-of-one was sentenced to eight weeks in prison suspended for 18 months, with a rehabilitation activity requirement.
Roberts, who earlier pleaded guilty to assault, wept in the dock throughout the hearing.
Breakdown of relationship
Carolyn Viviani, prosecuting, explained that Roberts and Mr Burton – who married in January – had separated but were still living at the same address at the time of the incident.
Mrs Viviani said they were talking when Roberts became ‘violent’ towards Mr Burton by kicking and biting him.
“I think it is fair to say that both parties would have described themselves as drunk at the time,” she added.
Defending, Richard Simm said his client turned to alcohol following the breakdown of her marriage but was keen to get ‘back on track’.
He said: “The wheel fell off the cart, so to speak, in about September this year.
“During an argument with her ex-partner, she has lost it and she accepts that.
“She also accepts that she has a problem with alcohol.
“I think Miss Roberts deeply regrets her involvement in this incident.”
Roberts was ordered to pay an £80 victim surcharge, a criminal courts charge of £150 and £85 towards the costs of the Crown Prosecution Service.