Mum and daughter attacked pensioner outside Leeds working men’s club

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A mother and daughter attacked a 70-year-old man during a dispute outside at working men’s club, a court heard.

Joanne and Jermaine Robinson left the elderly victim with cuts and bruises following the incident at Swarcliffe Working Men’s club.

Leeds Crown Court heard the incident happened on June 7 this year when the Robinsons became verbally abusive to a woman who had gone outside for a cigarette.

Paul Nicholson, prosecuting, said Joanne, 44, pushed the woman as she walked back towards the club.

The woman told her husband who then went outside to speak to Joanne.

Mr Nicholson said: “Before he could speak both defendants approached him and started punching him about his head and body.”

The court heard the pensioner managed to push the two woman away but as he did so Joanne bit his finger, causing a cut.

He also suffered cuts to his face and arms.

The attack was captured on CCTV.

After the incident the club’s general manager, Glen Doyle, went out to speak to the women.

The prosecutor added: “The two defendants were being aggressive and using bad language.”

Mr Doyle then asked the women to leave. Jermaine, 23, left the club but Joanne continued to argue with Mr Doyle before kicking him to the knee.

Police were then called and both women were arrested. Joanne, of Seacroft Gate, Seacroft, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two offences of common assault. She was given a four-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to take part in a 30-day activity programme designed to tackle her offending behaviour. She was also fined £70.

Jermaine, of Leavens Garth, Halton Moor, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

She was made the subject of a 12-month community order and ordered to do 80 hours’ unpaid work.

Marcus Waite, mitigating, said both women were sorry for what they had done and had pleaded guilty to the offences at an early opportunity.

He said: “Both of them should have handled the situation better.” Mr Waite said Joanne was suffering from depression and was taking medication for the condition.

He added: “She accepts that she acted wrongly and used unnecessary force.”

Recorder Andrew Baker, QC, said: “You are mother and daughter.

“You both should, and from what has been said on your behalf, do know better than to behave in the way you did.”

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