Man left with cut chin after woman smashed windows

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A 28-year-old Limavady woman who assaulted a male and smashed the windows of a house and two vehicles has been given a “last chance” by the District Judge at the town’s Magistrates Court.

Appearing at Court on Wednesday was Kathy Elizabeth Shannon, with an address at Danny Boy Place in Limavady.

She was sentenced to two years probation, and ordered to pay compensation in the amount of £243.26 to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

The court heard at 8.45pm on February 22, police attended Greystone Park in Limavady where they spoke with the injured party who said Shannon had smashed windows at the house and his vehicles, using a hammer. The man said he sustained a cut to his chin due to flying glass.

Cost of damage to the windows was £243.26, but there was no cost given for the vehicles as he had repaired the damage himself.

Defence solicitor Brian Stelfox said to say Shannon was left traumatised by the whole thing was an understatement. However. District Judge Liam McNally said if Shannon was left traumatised how did the injured party feel.

Mr. Stelfox said when Shannon sobered up and realised what happened, and the manner in which she reacted, she realised it was wrong and totally inappropriate.

Judge McNally said Shannon had appeared in court in 2009 for criminal damage and was given a suspended jail sentence.

“Four years later and you’re back committing the same type of offences,” said Judge McNally. Sentencing Shannon to two years on probation, Judge McNally told Shannon it was a last chance to see if she could resolve her difficulties.