Pregnant Preston woman was punched twice in the head over affair claim

A woman has admitted launching an unprovoked attack on a mum-to-be.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 5:00 pm

Victim Chantelle Dolan was 31 weeks pregnant when Jodie Lorraine Addison, 21, attacked her in a communal laundry room at flats in Preston.

Preston Magistrates’ Court was told moments after the pair had chatted in a lift, the defendant was told by someone else that her partner had had an affair with the victim.

Addison, now of Rigby Street, Preston, pleaded guilty to assault.

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“She was with her younger sister.”They made small conversation and after the short exchange, they got out of the lift.

“The victim was in the laundry rooms a little while later and the defendant said: “I didn’t realise it was you” - then punched the victim in the head twice.

The victim told her she was pregnant to which she replied: “I didn’t realise you were pregnant.

She later added: “ You’re not pregnant on your face.”

The victim was seen by staff from a wellbeing centre and paramedics attended due to her advanced pregnancy.

Addison voluntarily attended a police station and confessed.

Defending, Steve Scott explained she had a difficult childhood and suffered emotional problems, compounded by recent personal problems.

The case was adjourned until February 13 to allow a pre sentence report to be written and she was given conditional bail.

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