A WOMAN who assaulted a girl under the age of 18 by beating has been sentenced.

Nia Brownhill entered a guilty plea to one count of assault by beating when she appeared at Hereford Magistrates’ Court on June 4.

The court heard from prosecutor Owen Beale that Brownhill, of Harewood End, had assaulted a girl by beating her on December 10 last year.


The victim cannot be named for legal reasons as she is under 18, meaning her identity is protected and she will remain anonymous under section 45A of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. A reporting restriction is in place.

Brownhill, 35, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Andrew Cleal, has been sentenced to an 18-month community order with 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

She was fined £50 and ordered to pay £50 in compensation to the victim. She must also pay a £114 victim surcharge.

No court costs were ordered to be paid to allow compensation to take priority and because of the defendant’s lack of means.