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Eight Months Pregnant Mum Jailed For Supermarket Assault

29/11/2011 10:28 | Updated 22 May 2015

Canterbury courts: Pregnant mum jailed for supermarket assault

A woman who is eight months pregnant has been jailed after breaking a 55-year-old woman's pelvis in an attack outside a Tesco supermarket in Ramsgate, Kent.

Hayley Cook, 24, who is expecting her third child, will now give birth in prison after Judge Simon Jones told Canterbury Crown Court: "The courts cannot stand back and do nothing when people resort to violence for no good reason and in apparent random circumstances."

Cook had crashed her shopping trolley into Lynne White then launched into a foul-mouthed rant at her after she claimed her son's hand had become trapped. She then grabbed Mrs White's trolley, and smashed it into other trolleys. Mrs White's husband ushered her away, but was screamed and shouted at by her.

Mrs White then told her: "You must be some sort of tart of a girl to use all that bad language." Cook then shoved Mrs White so hard she bruised her chest.

Prosecutor Donna East told the hearing that Mrs White had 'felt an immediate and searing pain to her spine and hip and she screamed out in pain.'

Mrs White was taken from the supermarket to hospital where she was diagnosed with a fractured pelvis.

Judge Jones told Cook "The emotional scars of this incident will remain with her for many years if not the remainder of her life."

Cook, of Ramsgate, who admitted grievous bodily harm, was convicted for a glass attack five years ago. She was told: "The impending birth of your child will have to be managed within the prison system... and away from your children over Christmas."

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