Leeds paramedic attacked after responding to 999 call

A paramedic was attacked responding to a 999 call after a feud between two Leeds mums exploded into violence.

Mum-of-four Claire Woolerton, 27, saw red when Jane Mitchell, 39, sent her a text message dubbing her a bad mother who let her children 'run wild', Leeds Crown Court heard.

Boozed up Woolerton, of Amberton Road, Gipton, and half a dozen friends stormed round to Mrs Mitchell's house in Chatsworth Road, Harehills, where a family birthday party was in full swing at around 6.30pm on August 30.

Woolerton went into the house and pulling lumps of her victim's hair out and punching her. Ms Mitchell suffered a broken finger, bruising and a black eye.

Prosecutor NIck Worsley said Ms Mitchell's Staffordshire Bull Terrier then attacked Woolerton, biting part of an ear off and causing head wounds that needed stapling.

Paramedics were called to treat the dog bites and the court heard Woolerton punched Adele Finn in the face as she tried to get her into the ambulance.

Mr Worsley said in police interview when asked about the hair pulling Woolerton told officers: "She's old, it will be dropping out because of her age."

Michael Walsh, for Woolerton, said: "The dog intervened, whether it was released or chose to is a moot point."

Woolerton had pleaded guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm .

Jailing Woolerton for eight months, Judge Sally Cahill QC, told her: "This attack on a paramedic by someone she was trying to help is beyond belief."

Woolerton has previous convictions for 14 offences dating back to 1998, including for common assault, dishonesty and deception.

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