Mum charged over assault of family

A MOTHER who allegedly bashed her two teenage daughters and her husband when he came to their assistance, has been allowed to remain on strict conditional bail, following her appearance in Orange Local Court.

The woman was charged by police with three counts of assault and one of resisting arrest after being called to a house in west Orange on Boxing Day where they say the woman initially assaulted her 13-year-old daughter by throwing tea over her and hitting her until she fell to the ground.

Police allege the woman’s 15-year-old daughter dragged her mother off her younger sister and tried to restrain her until the girls’ father came into the room, however he was also assaulted.

Police say the volatile situation came about after one of the women’s daughter’s asked their mother not to consume alcohol.

In an effort to calm the situation, the man and his two daughters left the house but later returned with the accused’s sister visiting the house at the same time to speak with the accused.

However the violence erupted again when the accused’s sister tried to stop the woman taking a bottle of wine out of the cupboard.

When the husband tried to intervene, police say the accused allegedly threw a freshly brewed pot of hot tea over her husband with it hitting him on the side of the face and pouring down his neck and shoulder.

The accused’s daughter and sister then restrained the woman and police were called.

However she refused to be handcuffed and resisted police telling them her family had over reacted.

The woman’s solicitor Rebecca McIlveen told the court at the next appearance of the woman she will probably make an application to the court to have the woman’s case heard under the Mental Health Act.

The accused sat quietly behind her solicitor and did not speak during the proceedings as the case was adjourned to February 20.

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