Heavy drinker smashed glass into her mother’s head

Lincoln Crown Court.
Lincoln Crown Court.
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A Spalding woman attacked her mother, smashing a glass tumbler on to her head, Lincoln Crown Court was told today.

Jane Rowle had been drinking with her mother Penny Harris at their home in Halmer Gate in the town before an argument broke out.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said Rowle threw a phone across the room and in response her mother slapped her. Rowle then picked up the glass and struck her 
mother twice to the head, causing cuts. Ambulance and police were called to the property. When they arrived Rowle said to them: “I’m in trouble.”

Rowle (46), formerly of Halmer Gate, Spalding, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm as a result of the incident, on December 14, 2014.

Sunil Khanna, in mitigation, said Rowle was drinking the equivalent of four to five bottles of wine a day at the time of the incident but has since totally given up alcohol.

He said: “She is mortified by what happened. She knew she had issues with alcohol but not to that extent.

“Since that day she has not touched alcohol. She has gone from drinking 40 to 50 units a day to absolutely nothing.”

Rowle was given a 12 month jail sentence suspended for two years with two years’ supervision.

Recorder Nigel Daly imposed a restraining order banning Rowle from contacting her mother for two years.

He told Rowle: “I am staggered at the amount I am told you were drinking each day. To your great credit since this occasion you have given up 
alcohol completely.

“It seems highly unlikely you will do anything like this again if you continue to stop drinking.”