A GRANDMA attacked an older woman after a row over late night karaoke.

Blackburn magistrates heard Sharon Regan "snapped" and stormed into the other woman's house, hitting her repeatedly.

She was shouting about the victim making her son's life hell and at one stage the older woman was pushed over a settee.

Regan, 57, of Roe Greave Road, Oswaldtwistle, pleaded guilty to assaulting Anna Brown causing her actual bodily harm. Sher was made subject to a community order for six months with 10 days rehabilitation activity requirement. She was ordered to pay £750 compensation and fined £50 with £85 costs and £95 victim surcharge. She was made subject to a restraining order for 12 months which prohibits her from having any contact with Mrs Brown or entering within the curtilage of her home in Rhyddings Street, Oswaldtwistle.

Andy Robinson, prosecuting, said the incident began as a dispute over noise. He said the defendant's son lived on Rhyddings Street, two doors away from the aggrieved.

On the night of the incident words were exchanged over loud karaoke from the victims house.

"A few minutes later the defendant came into the aggrieved's house and went straight towards her," said Mr Robinson. "She hit her with the palm of her hand across the head. She was deeply shocked and surprised as she was hit several times. A male who had also entered the house, became involved pushing Mrs Brown who fell over her settee sustaining injuries to her ribs."

In a victim statement Mrs Brown said the incident had left her struggling to sleep and fearful of repercussions.

Jonathan Taylor, defending, said his client had reached the age of 57 without coming to the attention of the police.

"Clearly there are times when good people lose their temper and behave in a way they didn't think they were capable of," said Mr Taylor. "On the night of this incident there was a karaoke machine being used and it was disturbing the sleep of her grandchildren. Everything got on top of her. She was so frustrated she went to the address and then her emotions just overwhelmed her."

Mr Taylor said Regan had acted out of concern for her family and regretted what she had done.

"If the past is the best indication of the future is the past then 57 years of not getting into trouble is the best indication that we are not going to see this lady before the courts again," said Mr Taylor.