Punch at­tack “se­ri­ous”

Geraldton Guardian - - NEWS - Adam Poulsen

A woman who punched a heav­ily preg­nant woman in the face in an un­pro­voked and drunken at­tack has been sen­tenced to a six-month in­ten­sive su­per­vi­sion or­der.

Les­ley Marie Mon­goo, 34, ap­peared in Ger­ald­ton Mag­is­trate’s Court last Fri­day charged with com­mon as­sault.

Prose­cut­ing Sergeant Jo Mor­ris­sey said about 6.40pm on Septem­ber 3, Mon­goo was walk­ing through Spald­ing af­ter a heavy drink­ing ses­sion, when she saw the vic­tim in her own front yard.

She said Mon­goo re­peat­edly asked the vic­tim to “come to the street to fight”. The vic­tim replied that she was preg­nant and did not want any trou­ble.

Mon­goo then punched her in the right eye.

Sgt Mor­ris­sey said Mon­goo told of­fi­cers she had known the vic­tim since pri­mary school and “never liked her”.

“Given that she was on an in­ten­sive su­per­vi­sion or­der and this was an un­pro­voked at­tack, I re­gard this as quite se­ri­ous,” Mag­is­trate Donna Webb said.

“Quite frankly, it’s dis­grace­ful be­hav­iour and I hope she feels deeply ashamed.

“If it was any­thing fur­ther I would throw her in jail.”

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