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Burnley girl, 19, on curfew after attack
2:59pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
A STUDENT who smashed a teenager’s tooth in an unprovoked attack on a night out has been given an eight-week curfew.
Burnley magistrates heard how Hollie Ormonde, 19, was seen to punch her 16-year-old victim in the mouth in the early hours attack in the town.
He was left upset and felt unsafe about going out in the future, the court was told.
The court heard how the victim had to undergo painful treatment on his chipped tooth, which had left the nerve exposed, and would need more dental work.
Ormonde, of Piccadilly Road, Burnley, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm last December 1. She must stay indoors between 9pm and 7am and pay £250 compensation and a £60 surcharge. She had no previous convictions.
Alex Mann, prosecuting, said the victim and his friends had been out in Burnley to watch a band. They were walking along Manchester Road when a female ran past them and hit the victim.
She was shouting and screaming but the victim said: “I can't hit a girl.”
Mrs Mann said the victim described the pain as horrendous and he had to have emergency dental treatment. The prosecutor said it was clear the defendant had presumably drunk more than she normally would.
Glen Smith, for Ormonde, said she had only had a drink on two occasions since.
He said: “This incident has brought her up with quite some dramatic effect. She is extremely nervous if she sees a police officer as that recalls the incident and how stupid it was.”
Mr Smith said the defendant, a third year painting and decorating student at Burnley College, had struck the complainant once. Passing sentence, the bench said Ormonde had shown remorse and the incident had been isolated.