Mum attacked at home by her daughter (26)

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A Spalding mum is keeping her doors locked and is concerned about going into town in case she bumps into her daughter who attacked her.

Charlotte Piccaver (26) lashed out after contacting her mum, Tina Benton, on Facebook asking for money.

Mrs Benton replied “no problem” and invited Piccaver round.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, told Spalding magistrates Piccaver visited her mother at about 3.30pm on October 18.

They talked but then things started to get heated with Piccaver accusing her mother of ruining her life.

Piccaver struck Mrs Benton and grabbed her by the throat with her left hand, raising her right hand above her shoulder in a fist. No blow was struck but Piccaver pushed her.

Mr Clare said Mrs Benton described her daughter as “unpredictable” and she is now concerned about going into Spalding town centre in case she bumps into her and is keeping her doors at home permanently locked.

He said Mrs Benton supports the prosecution because her daughter needs help.

Solicitor Rachel Stevens, mitigating, said Piccaver herself described a more serious version of events and was “not proud” of herself.

“She is very ashamed of that,” said Miss Stevens. “She has beaten her mum up and she says ‘what kind of person does that’?”

The court heard Piccaver has schizophrenia and epilepsy and problems with drink and drugs.

Piccaver, of The Square, Church Street, Spalding, admitted assault and her case was adjourned to November 29 for a probation report.

She has bail conditions not to contact her mother or go to Acacia Avenue, Spalding.