A CARER was punched and headbutted by a teenage girl as she escorted a disabled woman in a Huddersfield park.
Care worker Holly Clearie, 20, was walking through Greenhead Park with a 33-year-old woman with learning difficulties on July 2 when she was attacked by 18-year-old Kim Rushworth and another girl who cannot be named for legal reasons.
Prosecutor Alex Johnson told Huddersfield magistrates yesterday that Miss Clearie had first heard insults.
She was then threatened with being slapped and told: “I’m going to knock you out”.
He said Miss Clearie was then followed by Rushworth, of Manchester Road, Milnsbridge, and the other teen.
Miss Clearie was punched in the face and had her hair grabbed before being pulled to the floor. She was then punched for a second time and pushed up against a tree.
Mr Johnson said Rushworth then headbutted Miss Clearie.
Miss Clearie had to go to hospital with a bruised foot and had scratches and bruises to her face.
Rushworth denied punching and headbutting.
Rushworth’s solicitor, Thomas Ainley, told magistrates it was Rushworth’s first offence and added she was living on her own at the time but was now back with her parents who had taken a dim view of the incident.
Chairman of the bench Mr Malcolm Turner gave unemployed Rushworth 100 hours of unpaid work.
She must also pay £171.50 compensation to Ms Clearie plus court costs of £100.