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Mum ‘lost control’ and glassed her child’s teacher in drunken brawl outside pub

The moment a mum attacks a teacher from a child's school outside a pub has been revealed.

Kelly Thomas glassed the teacher in a drunken row.

The Crown Prosecution Service has shared the video which shows the moment the victim approaches Kelly outside a seafront pub in Porthcawl, Bridgend, Wales before a row ensues.

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Kelly Thomas, aged 38, then throws her drink in the woman's face before pushing the glass itself in her face — injuring her face so badly she is now permanently scarred.

Bystanders quickly intervened to separate the two women, and the victim can be seen turning away, Wales Online reports.

Cardiff Crown Court was told how bystanders who went to the teacher's aid could see blood running from her face as a result of her injuries.

The teacher was treated at hospital for multiple lacerations to their face and has since been left with a permanent scar.

The victim told the court: "The incident really affected my everyday life, I have a physical scar and the psychological damage is significant.

"I really struggled to come to terms with what happened and how it has left me feeling. I have flashbacks and can remember people saying 'Oh God look at her face'.

"My scar has changed how I view myself, I was a sociable person but now I have mental breakdowns before I go anywhere. I see it every time I look in the mirror and I have lost so much confidence.

"I am single and I fear being rejected because of the way I look or where it came from and the stigma attached. I check my locks in the house and struggle to sleep most nights thinking about what will be said and done next.

"I have never been nervous but now I feel nervous and scared when going out. I'm confused about why the incident happened and I struggle with my emotions."

Prosecutor Jenny Yeo also said the victim was worried about seeing Thomas at the school and asked for a restraining order to be placed on the defendant. After her arrest, the mum was shown the video.

The mother-of-two, from South Wales, was "horrified, remorseful and embarrassed" by her "stupid and reckless" actions. She later pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

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In mitigation, Ieuan Bennett said his client was a mother to two children and was concerned about the implications on them if she was imprisoned.

Sentencing, Recorder Victoria Hillier said: "Your reaction was totally inappropriate and you are ashamed of yourself, you should be… On that date you lost control of your emotions."

Thomas was sentenced to eight months imprisonment suspended for 18 months. She was also ordered to carry out a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement and to pay £600 in compensation. She was made subject to a restraining order for five years.


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