A WOMAN charged with attacking a pensioner as he picked up his morning newspaper has pleaded guilty.

Greta Reid, 21, was charged with assaulting John Lee, 72, during an incident outside Broughton Post Office on May 24.

Reid, of Hope Farm Precinct in Great Sutton, was bailed pending sentence and was ordered not to enter Broughton in the meantime.

She entered her plea after her barrister Brian Treadwell asked for a sentencing indication, and the judge indicated that she would not go into custody.

Recorder Nic Parry said he was prepared to impose a community penalty bearing in mind that it was a relatively minor injury to the gentleman.

Mr Treadwell said that his client had no previous convictions and unfortunately had been treated for depression for ten years or so.

The case was not publicly opened at this stage.

But a previous heard that Mr Lee was punched in the face and needed stitches to a laceration of the tear duct.

Mr Lee was said to have gone to get his morning paper at 7am on Saturday, May 24 and it was as he walked away from the Post Office at Broughton that the attack took place.

Reid will be sentenced this month.