A new mum assaulted a drunken man when he insulted her, a court heard.
Christopher Smith was punched in his eye when he labelled Rose Hewitt a ‘s**g’ as she walked past with her dog.
He was later treated in hospital where it transpired that he had suffered a fractured eye socket.
Hewitt, of Upperthong Lane in Upperthong, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The incident happened at the Tesco Express store in Wakefield Road, Scissett, on August 14.
Smith had drunk 10 pints when he arrived there with friends.
He saw Hewitt, 25, walking her dog and shouted insults at her, Kirklees magistrates were told.
She responded by striking him in his eye and tried to headbutt and kick him.
Smith threw her onto some wood chips before standing up and walking away.
He carried on drinking but when his eye swelled and caused him pain he went to hospital.
Prosecutor Alex Bozman said: “He had a fractured left eye socket, was treated and is due to be seen again this month.”
Carl Kingsley, mitigating, said that his client became a mother less than 12 months ago and has suffered from postnatal depression.
He told magistrates that Hewitt was walking her dog alone when she came across a group of ‘thugs’ who she crossed the road to avoid.
He said they included Mr Smith who insulted her.
Mr Kingsley added: “At that point Mr Smith had bitten off more than he could chew.
“She went to ask who’d said those words and he admitted it and laughed at her.
“She punched him and had I been a member of the public I would have said it serves you right.
“Ms Hewitt was provoked and suffering from postnatal depression.
“She was a lady at night walking on her own who doesn’t need this sort of input from thugs.”
Magistrates ordered a full report before sentencing Hewitt on December 4.