A GRANDMOTHER has admitted assaulting the mother of a pupil in a playground attack.
Dale Evans, 48, of Raeburn Avenue, Little Neston, pleaded guilty while being cross-examined at a trial in Chester Magistrates Court following the incident on January 25.
Debra Chan, prosecuting, told the court the victim, Carrie Parkinson, spotted Evans walking towards her shouting as she dropped her children off at school at 9am.
Miss Chan said Mrs Parkinson didn’t know who Evans was and felt threatened by the way she approached her.
Miss Chan said: “The defendant then shouted ‘if you ever put my grandchild in your car again and threaten to take him to Wales I’ll kill you.’
“Still Mrs Parkinson didn’t know who she was and kept asking her who she was.”
Evans then jabbed her twice in the side of the neck before walking off.
It was only when Evans shouted ‘I’m Emma’s mum’ that Mrs Parkinson realised that she was referring to an incident the previous October, when she had put Evans’ grandchild into the back of her car after she suspected the child of causing damage to her vehicle.
Referring to the October incident, Robin Boag, defending, suggested that Mrs Parkinson’s actions had “not been the cleverest thing to do, kidnapping young children.”
Evans also faced another charge of assault after an incident in the Lodestar Public House, on January 25, which ended up with an ambulance being called to treat Evans.
Magistrates imposed an 18 month community order with supervision element on Evans, ordered her to pay £115 compensation to her victims and £200 costs, to be deducted directly from her benefits.