A woman who kicked another woman in the face near a school at pick-up time was sentenced to jail when she appeared in Orange Local Court.
Lisa Hanrahan, 30, of Amaroo Crescent, was charged with affray following the assault on a 47-year-old woman about 3.10pm on Thursday, February 28, in Phillip Street, near Bletchington Public School.
Footage captured on the dash-cam of a car parked behind the victim's car was shown in court.
It showed Hanrahan's RAV4 stop on the road next to the victim's sedan, blocking the car in, and both women got out of their vehicles.
I had hold of her hair and as soon as she let go of my hair I kicked her in the face.Lisa Hanrahan
The video showed the women arguing between the two vehicles and then getting into a scuffle, with the accused grabbing the victim's hair and pulling her down.
Several adult witnesses intervened, but as they were separating them Hanrahan kicked the victim in the face, causing pain, bruising and redness.
The accused and her passenger then left the location, and the victim, and witness from the car with the dash-cam footage, reported the assault to police.
After reviewing the footage, police contacted Hanrahan regarding the affray on March 9 and she attended the police station and said "there was things leading up to it" but admitted to getting out of her car and assaulting the other woman.
MAP: Where the assault took place ...
"I had hold of her hair and as soon as she let go of my hair I kicked her in the face," Hanrahan said.
Solicitor Clive Hill said the affray was "the latest chapter in a long-running dispute" between the women.
"Both parties got out of their respective vehicles and got into this fracas," Mr Hill said.
"I'm instructed that on previous occasions my client has been assaulted and abused by the victim including in the drive-through of McDonald's.
"In regard to the kick to the head she tells me it was a spur of the moment."
However, magistrate David Day asked why the victim did not report any of the previous incidents to police.
"The days of vigilantism are long in the past. Her behaviour in regard to this affray, in general, is appalling," Mr Day said.
He said the offence was aggravated by the kick and because it was outside a school.
Mr Day gave Hanrahan a nine-month jail sentence with four months to be served without parole from May 6 to September 5, 2019.
- Hanrahan's appealed was upheld in Orange District Court on August 21, 2019. In lieu of jail she was given an 18-month community correction order.
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