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Jealous mum attacked woman over boyfriend

Worcester Editorial 12th Aug, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A MOTHER-of-four kicked and dragged a woman she believed was sleeping with her partner around a city centre car park, a court has heard.

Marisa Corbett, of Tudor Way in Dines Green, also sent numerous threatening messages to the woman on Facebook between July 18 and 20 because she thought the victim was having a sexual relationship with her boyfriend of three years.

The 25-year-old followed the other woman to the car park behind the Swan Theatre on July 20 about 9.50pm and saw her talking to her partner, Worcester Magistrates Court was told last Friday (August 11).

The court also heard how Corbett physically assaulted the victim by grabbing her hair, pulling her to the ground, punching her, kicking her and dragging her while two men tried to hold her back.

Corbett pleaded guilty to assault by beating and harassment and received a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and a restraining order against the woman until further notice.

Defending solicitor Mark Lister said: “She genuinely and honestly believed the victim of this assault was having a relationship with her partner.

“That’s not an excuse for her behaviour, it’s merely an explanation.

“She clearly shouldn’t have gone out looking for her on the night, but in her mind her suspicions were confirmed when coming across them together.

“She acknowledges she has a problem with her temper and her temper got the better of her and she acknowledges she behaved appallingly.”

The defendant was also ordered to pay £100 compensation to the woman, £85 court costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

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