Drunken clubber must pay compensation to woman she attacked in the street

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A DRUNKEN female clubber has been ordered to pay compensation to a woman who she attacked as she was eating a takeaway in Teignmouth.

Jamie Gow got into an argument with the other women after they had both left the venue at around 4am and the victim was sat on a wall nearby.

She suffered a broken nose after being punched repeatedly in the face by Gow and had to take a week off her course as a trainee paramedic because of her facial bruising.

She also had the embarrassment of being treated by her own colleagues after the attack in October last year.

Gow had previously been released under investigation after kicking a police officer who was called to an incident at her home in Paignton.

The 20-year-old, of Palace Avenue, Paignton, admitted assaulting an emergency worker and assault causing actual bodily harm and was jailed for ten months, suspended for a year.

She was ordered to pay £1,000 compensation and do 100 hours unpaid community work and five days of rehabilitation activities by Judge Neil Davey, QC, at Exeter Crown Court.

He told her: ‘Your assault caused serious physical and emotional harm, coupled with emotional and psychological harm, which I heard about in her personal statement.

‘This sentence is being suspended. You have strong personal mitigation and are a realistic prospect for rehabilitation. Of your own free will, you have taken steps towards rehabilitation.’

Miss Felicity Payne, prosecuting, said Gow kicked a policeman after they were called to an incident in Paignton on May 28 last year.

The second assault happened in Teignmouth in October after she had been in the same club as the victim, who was sat eating a takeaway at 4am when Go walked past with a group of friends.

There was a verbal exchange which led the other woman to push Gow, who responded by pulling her hair and punching her in the face, causing a broken nose and black eyes.

The victim wrote an impact statement saying she is a trainee paramedic who missed a week’s work as a result of her injuries, is now reluctant to go out, and ‘feels rubbish about herself’.

Miss Evie Dean, defending, said Gow is remorseful and keen to work with probation to entrench the progress she has already made in rehabilitating herself since the two incidents.

She has stable accommodation with her mother, is about to start a job at a hotel and has kerbed her abuse of alcohol voluntarily.



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