A WOMAN who stamped on her friend’s head in Bromsgrove has been spared jail and given a chance to tackle her drink and drug problems.

Adell Thomas, of Little Chestnut Street, Worcester, was living in Bromsgrove with friends at the time of the offence on April 14 this year, Worcester Crown Court heard on Tuesday.

Nigel Stelling, prosecuting, said she had been out drinking and had gone to the home of Kelly Godfrey, who was there with a man.

An argument started and Miss Godfrey, who has mobility problems, was assaulted.

The court heard how Thomas pulled Miss Godfrey back by her coat as she tried to get to the door and stamped on her head.

The victim suffered bruising and cuts to her face and a suspected fractured cheekbone.

Thomas pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm.

Mohammed Riaz, defending, said Thomas had now moved into a different environment and had been seeking help with her addictions.

Recorder Evans said Thomas had ‘caused a lot of people a lot of trouble, particularly over the last couple of years.’

He said the injuries she caused were ‘more than minor’ and it had been a serious assault.

Thomas, he said, had already spent the equivalent of an eight-week custodial sentence on an electronically-tagged curfew, and he was prepared to give her a chance.

"The probation service want nothing more to do with you," he told her. "The burden is now on you."

He gave Thomas a five-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months.