Christening guest assaulted outside Blackburn pub

A WOMAN who had been a guest at a Blackburn christening was assaulted without warning by a teenage girl who had been at the same celebration.

Blackburn magistrates heard the assault happened outside a pub at 10pm but the victim said she and her attacker had not spoken once during the day.

Kya Hoole, 19, of Accrington Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to assaulting Anisa Khansia.

The defendant was made subject to a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £100 compensation and £55 costs.

Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said Miss Khansia had never seen Hoole before and did not speak to her on the day of the christening they both attended.

After the service the guests went to the Bee Hive pub and later to the Brownhill Arms.

“Miss Khansia was standing outside the pub at about 10pm when the defendant approached and without any warning punched her in the face,” said Miss Akhtar.

“She was completely in shock and had absolutely no idea why she was assaulted.”

Ian Huggan, defending, said his client felt she had been subjected to antagonism during the day by Miss Khansia, who had text message contact with Miss Hoole’s boyfriend several months earlier.

“On the day she ultimately lost her self-control.

“She accepts she did not deal with the matter in the correct manner,” said Mr Huggan.

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