AN ATTACKER has been jailed after repeatedly hitting a family member with a weapon.

Victoria Gilbert was sentenced by magistrates in Hereford in July after she was found guilty of one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and admitted one count of assaulting an emergency worker by beating.

The court heard from prosecutor Paul John that the 37-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Ian Patterson, had assaulted a woman, causing her actual bodily harm, in an incident in Kington on May 18.


She had also assaulted an emergency worker, namely a police officer acting in the course of her duties, by beating in Kington on May 18, magistrates were told.

Magistrates said the offences were so serious that only a custodial sentence could be justified as the first involved an attack on a family member in their own home and repeated blows with a weapon, and the second was an unprovoked attack of a serious nature.

Gilbert, of Markwick Close, Kington, was jailed for 14 weeks for the offences. No order was made for costs or a victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime, to be paid.