Daughter bit and scratched her mother in wrecking spree at family home

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A YOUNG woman bit and scratched her mother after going on a wrecking spree at the home they shared, a court was told.

Sarah Daglish started drinking vodka and wine after putting her five-month-old daughter to bed on the evening of January 13.

When her mother, Mandy Daglish, returned to their home in Langford Drive, Boldon Colliery, they got involved in an argument.

Mrs Daglish called the police after her daughter scratched her face, bit her on the left calf and started smashing household items.

At South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court, Daglish, 21, admitted assault by beating and criminal damage.

She was sentenced to a 12-month community order and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victims surcharge.

John McGlone, prosecuting, said: “Mrs Daglish returned to her home and found her daughter acting strangely and cocky.

“She said they began to argue after a bottle of vodka was found under the sofa, and the defendant then started smashing up items in the property.

“Mrs Daglish tried to restrain her daughter and was being scratched to the face and then bitten on the left calf.

“She said she was concerned there may be future incidents, and only wanted to get the help that Sarah needs.”

Kate Lewis, defending, said: “My client tells me that her behaviour on the day in question was somewhat out of character for her.

“She put her daughter to bed and then decided to have a drink and she consumed a quarter bottle of vodka and also had some wine.

“She tells me she decided to have a drink because there were a lot of things going on in her life, stressful things, most associated with her current partner.”