A mother who broke her teenage daughter’s nose during a family fallout over an Anthony Joshua boxing match has been ordered to pay £500 in damages.
Theresa Carroll, 39, grabbed university student Chantelle Carroll, 19, by the hair and punched her in the face after her daughter objected to her inviting friends round to watch the fight last year around Christmas.
During the row, which occurred whilst the family had to abide by Covid Tier 2 restrictions in the village of Bollington, Cheshire, shop worker Carroll rang police to claim her daughter was being aggressive only for the teenager to grab the handset from her.
In the ensuing struggle Chantelle was pulled to the floor and left nursing a bloodied nose. She began to film her mother shouting: ‘Get out of my house’ before retorting: ‘Smile for the camera’ and adding: ‘I don’t want to see you again!’
The teenager, who is currently studying sports science at Nottingham Trent University, was later treated for her broken noses at A&E in Macclesfield General Hospital.
She has not spoken to her mother since the attack almost exactly a year ago.
Mother-of-three Carroll admitted common assault at Stockport Magistrates’ Court before trying to reconcile with her daughter by saying she still had Christmas presents to give her from last year.
But she was issued with a restraining order banning her from contacting her daughter for a year.
‘She would just like the relationship with her daughter to resume,’ defence lawyer Peter Casson told JPs.
‘She wants to have her home for Christmas. She has presents to give her from last Christmas, her birthday and for this Christmas. But unfortunately it seems this is not going to happen. She is still the mother to that young girl. She still cares about her daughter.’
The incident occurred on December 12 last year after Carroll had invited friends round to watch heavyweight champion Joshua defeat Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev by a knockout to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO belts.
Chantelle had been working all day at a hotel and was said to be angry as she wanted the ‘house to herself.’
Mr Casson added: ‘She had picked her daughter up from work and there soon became an issue.
‘The daughter became very aggressive, said she had been working all day and wanted the house to herself. That was a catalyst to what took place.
‘This defendant got on the phone to the police whilst her daughter was goading her for a reaction. She wanted he daughter out of the house but she would not leave and accepted the red mist came over her.
‘She regrets it and is mortified that she found herself in that position…
‘On this day, it was not her intention to have a fight with her… It was a reckless act and she lost the plot in that moment of madness. Her daughter seemed to be taking over her house.’
The lawyer went on: ‘She did not want to put her daughter through a trial so pleaded guilty but her daughter does not want anymore contact with her. She wants to put this behind her and move on with her own life. She says her daughter is welcome whenever she wants to come back. This is a one off incident.’
Carroll was also ordered to complete a community order, 120 hours unpaid work plus 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days. She will also have to pay £180 in costs and surcharges.
JP Dominic Stone told her: ‘You were provoked and we do not believe this was premeditated. You have also now lost your good character and you have shown remorse. However this was not your finest hour. Regardless of what went on before, you broke your daughter’s nose.’